Introducing new features on FutureLearn: interests, topics and celebrations

In this post, find out about the exciting things we’ve been up to recently at FutureLearn, including new features, new partnerships and new courses.

In this post, find out about the exciting things we’ve been up to recently at FutureLearn, including new features, new partnerships and new courses.


New features

Customize your interests

You can now customize your interests, to tell us what subjects you’re interested in and see suggested courses on your interests page. Here’s how it works:



Find the right course by filtering with topics

On some of our category pages, you’ll now see topics. These help you filter courses within a category even further, so it’s easier to find the exact subject you’re looking for.



Celebrate your achievements with new celebration steps

We’ve introduced a new step at the end of each week of your courses. This new step is a celebration of the hard work you’ve done that week and makes it easier for you to share your achievement on social networks.



New partnerships

More online degrees are coming – 50 to be exact! 

In partnership with Coventry University, we’ll be rolling out 50 degrees over the next five years all accessible to thousands of new distance learners across the globe. Read more about ‘the university of the future’ over on Forbes.

We’re working with the UK government to help teenagers learn cyber security skills

There’s a big skills gap when it comes to cyber security, so we’re excited to be working with the UK government on the Cyber Schools programme (along with Sans, BT and Cyber Security UK) to help teenagers pick up vital cyber security skills. Read more on Wired.

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Comments (12)


  • Jo Wareham

    I have really loved the courses relating in any small way to agriculture and food production. Food producers all over the world tend to be in more remote areas and distance learning is a huge help, even just to inspire us and keep us trying against the odds! Please can you see if the Royal Agricultural college at Cirencester can add to your collection of courses. University of Reading already do some very good ones.

  • pilar cruz

    Hello, signing in today it now says ‘my learning’ instead of ‘my courses’. Is this correct?

  • Christine

    Hi can you tell me if there is any access to nursing courses ?

  • Humera

    Sir i want to learn some courses about computer
    and it’s teaching method with vedio lectures

  • Tom

    Do you have any EMR or EMT training online?

  • patrick

    is there any underwater welding courses here??

  • Charles Front

    Any chance of running courses on the histories of Art,Architecture,Costume, Calligraphy
    or Printing.
    I wonder whether the Courtauld Institute or the V&A or other equivalent august institutions
    here or abroad might be persuaded to arrange for such courses to be organised.

  • Judith Hill

    I would like to learn more Astronomy following up the ‘Orion’ course which I enjoyed immensely.

  • Maureen Burke

    Can I do the Irish leaving Cert on line

  • elaine willis

    I really fancy many of your courses, however, being on a pension, my finances are limited.
    What are the benefits of getting a certificate?

  • Paul Brennan

    Storyboarding? I can’t draw. Is there help?

  • Jo Havell

    I am very interested in new approaches to housing for older people. Especially women.
    I am keen to explore this from the viewpoint of the subjects.