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Strathclyde Online Learning Free online courses

Online learning offers a new way to explore subjects you’re passionate about.

Our free courses - known as Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs - are designed to fit around your life, with short activities and clear goals to encourage you to make progress.

Delivered in partnership with FutureLearn, our academics have created high-quality videos, research and reading to inspire you to learn and develop your skills.

Gender Representation in the Media

Explore how women are represented in the media and reflect on what it means for contemporary society and culture.

Working Lives in the Factories and Mills: Textile History and Heritage

Discover the lives of textile industry workers during the Victorian era, and better understand Britain's industrial heritage.

Working Lives in the Coal Mines: Mining History and Heritage

Explore the experiences of workers in the coal mining industry from the 1840s to the 1920s and learn about its impact on Britain.

Caring for Children Moving Alone Protecting Unaccompanied and Separated Children

Learn about unaccompanied and separated refugee and migrant children.

Introduction to Forensic Science

Explore the methods underpinning forensic science, from crime scene investigation to reporting evidential value within a case.

Caring for Vulnerable Children

Develop an understanding of some of the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children, with this free online course.

Understanding Modern Business & Organisations

Learn how knowledge, technology, ethics and globalisation affect businesses today, with this free online course for graduates.

Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree

Develop an understanding of genealogy – how to research your family tree and communicate the results – in this free online course.

Understanding Violence Against Women: Myths & Realities

Learn how to challenge attitudes that lead to violence against women and develop your knowledge of this human rights issue.

Getting Care Right for All Children

Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children. Ensure that alternative care is a necessary, suitable and positive experience for children, with this free online course.

Understanding Information & Technology Today

Non-technological ‘big picture’ of technology and information systems to help you understand what technology can do for you today.

The Power of Data in Health & Social Care

Learn up-to-date skills for individuals and public and private organisations in health and care data analytics.

Hurricane Tracking with Satellite Data

Discover data analytics and learn how to process and interpret satellite data to track hurricanes.


Working Lives on Britain's Railways: Railway History and Heritage

Discover Britain's industrial heritage and learn about the lives of British railway workers from 1840-1914.