Free online short courses

These free online courses are also known as MOOCs (massive open online courses). MOOCs are short courses that are usually run free of charge by major learning providers to expand your knowledge of a particular academic topic or to help you develop a specific skill. They are free to take part in and are open to everyone regardless of age, education level and location.

Free online learning has grown in popularity in recent years with MOOCs now being offered all over the world and are seen as a widely recognized way of adding extra credibility to your CV and education portfolio.

At the University of Derby, we continue to seek fresh and innovative ways to learn so that our students have the best choice of study options to meet their academic needs and personal circumstances. Our free online courses make higher education accessible for everyone and allow you to experience how online learning at Derby works.

High quality standards are an essential part of our university core values; every course we offer, free or otherwise, will always be worth your time and effort.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills further.

Free courses

Useful information about our MOOCs