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Going to University courses


The University's short online courses are specifically designed for students in high schools and colleges and are led by top academics at the forefront of their subjects. The collection of courses is informed by the latest research and includes subjects from STEM to Arts.

These free access courses can be used to enhance the work students complete at school, introduce them to new subjects or improve their online learning skills. All courses are delivered on FutureLearn and can be accessed and completed from any device, including smartphones.

If your school is preparing online learning resources for pupils to study at home, then the University’s online courses might provide a solution until schools reopen.


STEM online courses

Discover a wide range of free access online courses for science, technology, engineering and maths subjects informed by recent research.

Art and Design online courses

Discover free university taster courses introducing students to art and design subjects allowing students to get a taste of undergraduate study.

Business online courses

Discover free university taster courses exploring different aspects of business-related subjects.

Academic skills online courses

These online courses provide an accessible introduction to research, online learning skills and a good practice guide for students preparing their IB extended essay.

Health Science online courses

Discover free university taster course for health science with leading academics from the University of Leeds.