FutureLearn: FutureLearn is a new initiative from the Open University, in partnership with 23 leading universities, the British Council, British Museum and British Library. ©


Would you like to do a short online course with a UK university?

The British Council and the GREAT Britain campaign are partnering with FutureLearn, the UK’s social learning platform to offer free Certificates of Achievement for eligible students completing online courses from UK universities on the FutureLearn platform. The first 10,000 eligible learners who complete a relevant UK course can receive a free Certificate from 2 January to 31 March 2017. 

What is FutureLearn?

  • Learn online for free: Choose a high-quality free course from a range of topics; from Science & Technology to Arts & Humanities, from Body & Mind to Business & Management.
  • Learn step-by-step:  Courses are designed to fit around your life, with short activities and clear goals to encourage you to make progress at a comfortable rate that suits you.
  • Learn from the experts:  Educators from the top UK universities have created videos, articles and quizzes to inspire you, and will lead discussions and debates.

How does it work?

All FutureLearn courses are free of charge and are taught in English. Most courses require around 2–6 hours study per week and last six to ten weeks. There are also some short courses lasting two or three weeks.

For more information please check the FAQs section on FutureLearn's website

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