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The future is yours

As the Zoom quizzes wind down and your baking books go back on the shelf, it’s time to rally for work and life in the new normal.

Despite the eye-watering concoction of a pandemic alongside widespread political and environmental turmoil, you made it through. The great news? Your ‘new normal’ is whatever you want it to be and your future is there for the taking.

Eager to engage more with your global community? Ready for a career that fulfils you? All set for job security in a booming industry? Inspired to transform the political landscape? FutureLearn’s online courses offer you the chance to prep for the future you choose, whether it’s professional success or personal progress.

Invigorate your career plans, explore topics that matter to you, empower yourself with expert knowledge, and take the next step on your terms.

Whatever your future, get there with FutureLearn.

Reimagine your career

This moment of global upheaval could be the perfect time for you to change too – both your career and your future.

Why stay stuck in a job that isn’t you? Why limit your work options to your past experience? 

With FutureLearn’s online courses you can begin an inspiring new learning journey, actively changing yourself as the world changes around you.

Explore our career resources below, designed to put your career in your hands: free courses, work advice blogs, and detailed course collections.

It’s time to control your future – today.

Free online courses

Top career advice

How to get a job in the new normal

We take a look at how to get a job in the post-coronavirus landscape.

7 skills employers of the future will be looking for

Futureproof your CV by learning about the skills employers of tomorrow will be looking for.

How has lockdown changed the job market?

We examine the state of the job market during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The best-paying jobs in 2020 and how to get them

Discover the top-paying jobs in the world at the moment.

Soft skills: what they are and how to develop them

Explore the most valuable professional soft skills and what you can do to improve yours.

The hybrid jobs economy

We take a look at everything you need to know about the changing job market.

Course collections

Courses that we’ve grouped together to make it easier to find the training you need.

Ace the interview

Save the world

We only have one Earth.

Everywhere around us we see the devastating effects of the climate crisis – from soaring temperatures, melting glaciers, to raging storms.

It’s a legacy left to us by past political leaders and industry. But that doesn’t mean we have to accept it.

From the school strikers to Extinction Rebellion, a new generation have stood up, and taken the fight to protect the planet into their own hands.

Knowledge is power. With these free environmental courses below, you can educate yourself on climate change – its causes, and what we can do to stop it – and the urgent need for ecological sustainability.

We can’t change the past. But we can protect our future.

Learn more about how to defend the environment, and take your next steps towards making the world a greener place.

Flexible and free online courses

Course collections

Climate Change

Learn with expert researchers from leading universities and specialist organisations on these free climate courses.

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Change the world

This year we’ve seen coronavirus spread across borders, health systems floundering, unemployment skyrocketing, and global protests for racial equality.

So far, so 2020.

But while events can seem out of our control, we’ve seen it takes just one person to make a difference – be it through policy or protest.

Do you want to be that person?

FutureLearn’s free courses on politics, society, religion, culture and gender offer you the chance to master the world-changing social and geopolitical issues happening right now – so you can change them for the better. 

Whether you want to address the gender pay gap, tackle systemic racism, or fight economic inequality, these free courses are designed to give you the skills you need to make change happen. 

Why wait for permission to get clued up? After all, today’s learners are tomorrow’s leaders. 

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We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
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