Science, Engineering & Maths Courses

Whether you want to brush up on basic science and numeracy skills or master advanced topics like robotics and forensics, our online maths, science and engineering courses will help. Broaden your mind and build your STEM knowledge with top universities.

From basic STEM skills to complex topics like robotics, our online maths, science and engineering courses have what you need.

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8 Microcredentials

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.

Learn flexibly online

Build your knowledge in science and maths or improve your ability to teach STEM subjects with online short courses, in-depth programs, or full postgraduate degrees. Start learning for free on desktop, tablet, or mobile.

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Buy a course upgrade for ongoing access to the course content, tests, and the chance to gain a Certificate of Achievement. Subscribe to Unlimited for access to hundreds of short courses and the ability to keep access to courses you gain a certificate on.

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Get ahead in your career and learn with experts from the world’s top universities and specialist organisations. Network with and learn from science professionals and teachers all over the world.

FutureLearn’s selection of science, engineering, and maths courses covers a wide and fascinating range of subjects.

As some of the most popular and rapidly developing areas of knowledge, there’s never a bad time to brush up on the basics or explore some specialist areas.

The benefits of STEM courses

People with knowledge of STEM subjects are in high demand right now.

Many of the frontiers of technology require at least some understanding of science, engineering and mathematical principles. So, if you’re a relative newcomer to this field of knowledge, taking an online course can set you on the right track.

If you’ve always wanted to explore these interesting areas, studying online allows you to take things at your own pace. With relatively short courses, often requiring just a few hours of study each week, you can soon master some of the principles of these STEM subjects.

For those who already work in the industry, keeping up-to-date with current trends requires some effort. With our online science, engineering and maths courses, you can continue to develop your knowledge in a structured way.

Learning science, engineering, and maths

To give our learners a comprehensive choice of study areas, we’ve gathered courses across many different topics. This includes broad fields such as maths, physics, chemistry and engineering. There are also subjects within more specialised areas such as data science and earth science.

As you can see, there are so many areas of interest to explore. Whether it’s you’re looking for an introduction to maths or a more detailed look at biology and biotechnology, you can find study materials to suit your level and needs.

Choose a course format to suit you

As well as plenty of short online courses, we also offer several more detailed options. So, if you’ve already got an understanding of some of the basics, you can progress that knowledge even further.

With our programs, you can take several courses on a specialist subject. With this detailed look, you can enhance your understanding and even gain academic accreditation.

You’ll also find microcredentials. These learning opportunities give you the chance to upskill in an emerging field while gaining academic credit for doing so.

Finally, you can also explore our science, engineering & maths online degrees. These courses, offered by leading universities, can be taken as part-time or full-time qualifications.

Meet the people who love FutureLearn

"The INBT is about innovating and thinking of new ideas and concepts. The nuclear industry is part of our research so when this course came up it seemed a perfect opportunity. I also used to love learning about it during school so I was really looking forward to learning more about it again."