MOOC - Massive Open Online Course


Massive, open, online courses (known as MOOCs) are short courses that are delivered online for free. They don't have any entry requirements and are open to anyone anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

What is FutureLearn?

Our courses are delivered by FutureLearn, the first UK-led, multi-institutional Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform. 

The FutureLearn proposition is to increase access to Higher Education for students in the UK and around the world by offering a diverse range of high quality courses through a single website.


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MOOCs at Nottingham

Our courses cover a range of topics and are delivered by academics across the University, sometimes in collaboration with experts from external organisations.

Our current MOOC courses are listed below.

You can also visit the Future Learn website for information on other courses that are available.  


Why study a MOOC?

MOOCs let you to fit learning into your life. They give you the flexibility to choose when and where you study - supporting you to manage your studies alongside your work or other commitments. If you have an internet connection MOOCs allow you to access quality education for free.

Online learning offers a different experience to campus-based learning. We want to give people with an interest in Sustainability access to Nottingham's academics and learning resources with course materials drawn from real modules and ebooks.



Designing E-Learning for Health

In this free online course, delivered by the University's Health E-Learning and Media (HELM) team, you will be taken through the process of designing e-learning for health – from deciding on a learning aim to getting ready to develop your resource.

You will explore the following questions:

  • How do we translate real-life experiences into e-learning?

  • How can our e-learning tell powerful stories?

  • What methods can we use to design high quality and reusable e-learning resources?

  • And how can we best get our concepts and ideas across to multiple audiences?

By the end of the five weeks, you will have created your own storyboard and specification for a high quality piece of e-learning, which you can then develop further after the course.

Start date: 13 February 2017

Duration: 5 weeks

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The Politics of Economics and the Economics of Politicians

How does economics impact on politicians? And how do politicians impact on economics?

In this three-week course, Sir Vince Cable and a team of leading economists at the University of Nottingham will explain the links between politics and economics.

You will explore these links by looking at the work of major political figures and the key economic ideas they adopted.

You will study both contemporary economics – for example exploring responses to the financial crisis of 2008 – and some of the political leaders who have put key economic theories into practice throughout history.

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in economics and politics, and for those studying economics at pre-university or undergraduate level. No previous experience or qualifications are required.


Start date: 20 March 2017

Duration: 3 weeks

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