Free Online Courses


FutureLearn 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.

FutureLearn believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience – FutureLearn courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.


Learners can choose from: Free Short Courses, Paid for In-depth Programmes and Paid for Online Degrees available in a wide range of subjects

Free Short Courses Online: Learn new skills with a flexible online course

Learners can choose from 296 short online courses from top universities and specialist organisations in the following subjects:

  • Business and Management
  • Creative Arts and Media
  • Nature and Environment
  • Politics and the Modern World
  • Literature
  • Health and Psychology
  • Science, Engineering and Maths
  • Law
  • History
  • Technology and Coding
  • Teaching
  • Languages and Cultures
  • Study Skills


About FutureLearn:

FutureLearn is a private company jointly owned by The Open University and The SEEK Group. The Open University have 50 years of experience in distance learning and online education.

FutureLearn have hundreds of partners from around the world. These include many of the best UK and international universities, as well as institutions with a huge archive of cultural and educational material, such as the British Council, the British Library, the British Museum, and the National Film and Television School.

FutureLearn also work with a range of internationally renowned organisations – from professional bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), to businesses like the BBC and Marks & Spencer, to the UK Government.

Find out who all of the FutureLearn partners are

FutureLearn launched it’s first courses in September 2013 and since then millions of people have joined FutureLearn.


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