Study Skills Courses

Whether you're at school, at university or returning to education, our study skills courses will help you perform your best. Get study tips and careers advice to improve your employability, learning with the world's leading universities.

Whether you're at school, at university or returning to education - our online study skills courses can help you to succeed.

Learn flexibly online

Learn how to study effectively, improve your research skills, and prepare for the world of work with short online courses. Start learning for free on desktop, tablet, or mobile.

Buy a course upgrade or subscribe to Unlimited for extra benefits

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.

Boost your career

Learn from top educators and career advisers from universities and organisations worldwide. Network with your peers and gain new ideas on how to study, conduct research, or perform well in interviews.

Meet the people who love FutureLearn

"Being out of work for so long can be very frustrating and disheartening. I attended 26 interviews with no success and could not understand why. I found the Job Centre’s application and interview advice dated and it did not seem to help me. The FutureLearn courses were very impressive, well put together and from reputable universities with up to date tips and latest trends. I attended 3 interviews after completing the courses and they went a lot better than the previous ones"

"Having completed the Learning In The Network Age course I have to say how impressed I was by the support and engagement of the course tutors and mentors who embraced the concept of a shared learning platform, and challenged and inspired students. The discussions amongst students was regularly enhanced and developed by the engagement of tutors and mentors who added insight and detail to conversations, often bringing new ideas and concepts beyond those already explored. Even if you have done a course before with FutureLearn and struggled, despite the name of the course, I am sure students will find this course a refreshing change and a highly enjoyable experience. I look forward to the next running of the course to refresh and renew my ideas and challenges around developing my personal learning networks."