£199.99 £139.99 for one year of Unlimited learning. Offer ends on 14 November 2022 at 23:59 (UTC). T&Cs apply

Find out more
What is a branch?
Skip main navigation

What is a branch?

In this video, Ross Conyers, a University of St. Andrews graduate, explores branches and how they work in Git.

In this video, you’ll explore branches and how they work in Git.

You will learn more about:

  • how branches are represented by Git
  • why branches are useful.
This article is from the free online

A Beginner’s Guide to VCS and Git

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Our purpose is to transform access to education.

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.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.

Learn more about how FutureLearn is transforming access to education