A range of new free online courses are now live on FutureLearn and ready for you to join, while several previous courses are preparing to run again. Here’s our quick guide to them all.
Exploring English: Magna Carta
Improve your English language skills while exploring the Magna Carta – the 800-year-old “great charter” that shaped the world – with this three-week course from the British Council.
You’ll find out how a peace treaty signed by an English king in 1215 became such an important symbol of liberty and human rights around the world, and look at examples of English in use.
Web Science: How the Web is Changing the World
You may already be an avid user of the Web, but this introduction to Web Science will help you better understand it as both a social and technical system.
An updated and shortened version of a previous University of Southampton course, this introduction lasts two weeks and will be followed by further Web Science short courses in 2016.
Environmental Humanities: Remaking Nature
This six-week course will help you learn how the new Environmental Humanities field is shaping how we understand environmental issues.
UNSW Australia will give you an overview of this interdisciplinary research area, which reframes environmental challenges using philosophy, literature, language, history, anthropology, cultural studies and the arts.
Supply Chain Innovation: How Technology Can Create a Sustainable Future
This course from the University of Twente will help you understand how new technologies can make supply chains more sustainable and how to deal with today’s trends.
Over six weeks, you’ll learn why managing supply chains is challenging and find out how to design supply chains that meet future economic, environmental and social requirements.
Several previous courses will also be returning to FutureLearn in the coming months:
- Cracking Mechanics: Further Maths for Engineers
- Why Do We Age? The Molecular Mechanisms of Ageing
- How to Succeed at: Interviews