Free online courses
Designed by York academics, our massive open online courses (MOOCs) offer a short, interactive, higher education experience and the chance to be part of a global learning community.
What is a MOOC?
Our MOOCs offer the perfect way to gain an insight into York's expertise on subjects where we're leading the way on life-changing research.
Courses last three to four weeks and are delivered through online videos, quizzes, case studies and discussions with your fellow learners. You can participate from anywhere in the world, totally free of charge. All you need is an internet connection and a passion to learn.
There are no entry requirements - the courses are open to anyone, regardless of background or location.
Our MOOCs are delivered in partnership with FutureLearn (futurelearn.com).
Explore the impact of digital technologies on health, relationships and society.
Introducing Art History: Discovering Public Sculpture
An introduction to art history, sculpture and materiality.
Demystify the world of higher education and university life.
Exploring Stone Age archaeology
Further your interest in the past and archaeology.
An introduction to nursing
An introduction to nursing and where a career in nursing may lead.
Exploring everyday chemistry
Explore the chemistry behind perfume, medicine, brewing and sport.
Engineering the future
Re-imagine how you think about engineering.
Bugs, brains and beasts
Review and reinforce biological concepts taught at A level Biology.
Introduction to cognitive psychology
Develop an understanding of cognitive psychology as an experimental science.
Pictures of youth
Examine popular visual culture for children and young people.
Accents, attitudes and identity
Discover how accents, attitudes and identity interact.