Public Policy Courses

Gain knowledge and skills to analyse and shape government decisions as you explore public policy with our online courses.

1 Microcredential

Our online microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly-growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. They can be used as an independent certification, and some even offer academic credit to use towards a degree. Each microcredential also includes a formal online assessment.


Yes, if you’re new to public policy, online courses are a great way to start building the knowledge and skills you need to pursue a relevant career in policymaking.

Studying public policy can lead to a range of different careers, including roles in the government, non-profit organisations and research institutions. Public policy is also closely tied to law, making public policy skills useful to those interested in a law career.

Gain an in-depth understanding of policymaking with our range of online public policy courses. Designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to analyse, formulate, and influence public policies, we have courses for learners of all levels. If you’re interested in driving positive change, our public policy courses are a great place to start.

Gain expert public policy skills

With our courses, you’ll enhance your understanding of policy design, governance, advocacy and more. Master the art of understanding policy processes and crafting effective solutions to social issues as you gain insights into the policymaking landscape. Boost your career prospects and acquire the expertise necessary to shape public policies that create meaningful impact.

Boost your public policy knowledge online

From climate change public policy to self-governance, our flexible courses will guide you through both the essentials and advanced aspects of public policy. Gain the ability to contribute to informed policymaking, promote social equity, and drive positive societal change at your own pace. Learn from prestigious universities and expert educators as you build public policy skills from anywhere in the world.

Earn a public policy certificate

Earn personalised public policy certificates when you complete an online course on FutureLearn, complete with lead educator signatures, organisation logos and course details. Share your achievements with employers, on Linkedin, on your CV and more.

Why FutureLearn?

Learn anything

Whether you want to develop as a professional or discover a new hobby, there's an online course for that. You can even take your learning further with online microcredentials and degrees.

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Join millions of people from around the world learning together. Online learning is as easy and natural as chatting with a group of friends.

Learn with experts

Meet educators from top universities and cultural institutions, who'll share their experience through videos, articles, quizzes and discussions.