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Learn to code or communicate across cultures, with seven brand new courses

Seven brand new free online courses are now live on FutureLearn and ready for you to join, while many previous courses are getting ready to run again. Here’s our quick guide to them all.


Learn to Code for Data Analysis

This hands-on course from The Open University will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line of code at a time.

Over four weeks, you’ll find out how to access open data, clean and analyse it, and produce visualisations. You’ll learn Python – a widely used programming language.

Find out more and join the course now – it starts 26 October.


Identifying Food Fraud

Identifying Food Fraud

This four-week course examines topical issues in food fraud and the ways in which analytical chemistry can help in the fight against it.

You’ll look at a variety of techniques for measuring the chemical composition of food, with experts from The University of East Anglia and the world-renowned Institute of Food Research (IFR).

Find out more and join the course now – it starts 26 October.


From Ink to Sound: Decoding Musical Manuscripts

You can travel through the history of musical notation, learning how to decode medieval music manuscripts, with this seven-week course from the University of Basel.

As well as theoretical and practical parts, the course offers more than 15 recordings of ancient music performances by the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis – the renowned institution for ancient music in Basel.

Find out more and join the course now – it starts 2 November.


Blended Learning Essentials: Getting Started

Blended Learning Essentials: Getting Started

This is the first of two courses on FutureLearn, to help people working in the Vocational Education and Training sector get to grips with effective practice and pedagogy in blended learning.

The five-week course has been developed by the University of Leeds, the Association for Learning Technology, the UCL Institute of Education and the Ufi Charitable Trust

Find out more and join the course now – it starts 2 November.


Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research

This four-week course looks at how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated, in order to improve healthcare for all.

You’ll hear from academics and clinicians from the National Institute of Health Research and the University of Leeds, as well as ordinary people who’ve participated in clinical research studies.

Find out more and join the course now – it starts 2 November.


Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication

If you’re working, studying or simply travelling abroad, this five-week course will help you appreciate and adjust to different cultures.

Learning with a cross-cultural team from Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), you’ll cultivate your awareness of your own and others’ cultural values and communication styles.

Find out more and join the course now – it starts 9 November.


Developing Cultural Intelligence for Leadership

Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is the natural evolution from the well-established notions of IQ (intelligence quotient) and EQ (emotional intelligence). Good leaders need all three to lead effectively.

This four-week course from CQ pioneers, Common Purpose, will help you develop your cultural intelligence. It’s ideal for current or aspiring leaders and managers.

Find out more and join the course now – it starts 9 November.


Returning courses

Many previous courses will be returning to FutureLearn in October and November:

Starting 26 October

Starting 2 November

Starting 9 November

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