Biology & Biotechnology Courses

Learn biology to explore the creation and evolution of life. Discover the wonders of human life with short courses to suit a range of experience levels.

45 Courses

Learn new skills, pursue your interests or advance your career with our short online courses.

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These online programs are designed for you to deepen your understanding of a specialist subject and pursue further academic study, with the opportunity to earn an academic credential from a top international university.

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These online programs are designed for you to explore subjects you’re passionate about, with the opportunity to earn a FutureLearn Award to demonstrate your learning.

Look beyond the complexities of living beings on Earth

Biology is the study of living organisms - an insightful look into how humans and animals live and have evolved. The study of biology explores all the factors that allow life to happen, including cells, DNA, genes, and the creation of energy.

Have you ever wondered what makes you, you? Learn biology online and discover the processes that allow the human body to function. You can also explore the role of biotechnology has in improving and impacting many aspects of human life.

Whether you’re a scientist, studying science at university or are simply interested in human and animal life, online biology courses on FutureLearn will inspire you to look beyond what you can see on the surface. Study biology online to satisfy your own curiosity or build towards a career in science.

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