Press Releases

FutureLearn partners with gaming industry expert, Abertay University, to launch their first free online course in gaming

24 Aug 2017
‘Game Design and Development: A Bit-by-Bit History of Video Game Music’ is open for enrolment now and starts on 18th September 2017, featuring exclusive interviews with video game musicians who have worked on some of the world’s biggest games titles. Abertay University, the UK Centre for Excellence for Computer Games Education, and FutureLearn, the social... more

FutureLearn launches Monash University’s first online paid-for Program, helping healthcare professionals to collect CPD points

22 Aug 2017
‘Food as Medicine: Fertility and Pregnancy’ is open for enrolment now as part of the ‘Using Food as Medicine in Healthcare Practice’ Program and is available to start on 25th September 2017. FutureLearn, the social learning platform and Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, are today announcing the launch of Monash University’s first online paid-for courses... more

Free courses from Cambridge English boost opportunities for refugees

17 Aug 2017
Cambridge English Language Assessment is offering free online courses for university applicants and volunteer teachers. Earlier this year more than 1,600 people signed up for Aim Higher, a free online course designed by specialists from Cambridge English to help refugees to access higher education. The innovative course, run in partnership with FutureLearn gives advice and... more

The University of Melbourne joins FutureLearn

07 Aug 2017
The UK based social learning platform, FutureLearn, is partnering with the University of Melbourne to offer open online courses to its global audience. Announcing the new partnership, Professor Gregor Kennedy, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Melbourne, said: “We are excited to be joining FutureLearn.  We believe our partnership with MOOC platform FutureLearn... more

Students urged to apply for pioneering Cyber Schools Programme

24 Jul 2017
●      £20m programme to train almost 6,000 teenagers due to launch in the autumn ●      New website launched for students, teachers and industry to register to take part ●      SANS, BT, FutureLearn and Cyber Security Challenge UK named as delivery partners ●      Comes as £500k for GCHQ-accredited cyber security master’s bursaries announced   Teenagers are being encouraged to register their interest... more

FutureLearn to host Learning Experience Designers meetup

21 Jul 2017
FutureLearn will be hosting a meetup, organised by product designers at ELTjam, and lifelong learning advocates, Enrol Yourself, to delve into current hot topics around the learner experience. The meetup will take place at the FutureLearn headquarters on Wednesday 26th July and will explore the role of challenge and struggle in learning, with discussion around... more

100,000 students from developing nations sign up for free certificates for online UK university courses

06 Jul 2017
London, UK, 6th July 2017: MORE than 100,000 students from 124 developing nations signed up to earn one of 15,000 free certificates from a British university as part of a partnership between the British Council and the GREAT Britain campaign using the social learning platform FutureLearn. In order to qualify for one of the free... more

FutureLearn and Deakin University explore how job candidates can sell themselves in today’s digital era through free introduction to Deakin’s postgraduate degree

06 Jul 2017
‘Becoming Career Smart: How to Sell Yourself’ is open for enrolment now and starts on 10th July, shedding light on the skills required in today’s job market with insight from Silicon Valley expert. London, UK: 6th July 2017: FutureLearn, the social learning company, today announces with its partner, Deakin University in Australia, the second run... more

FutureLearn and UCL launch online course for healthcare professionals in the emerging multi-disciplinary approach: Perioperative Medicine

30 Jun 2017
‘Perioperative Medicine in Action’ will launch on 3rd July 2017 and has been endorsed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists. London, UK, 30th June 2017: FutureLearn, the leading social learning company, today announces with its partner, University College London (UCL), the launch of ‘Perioperative Medicine in Action’, recently endorsed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists.... more

Coventry makes “massive” move into online degree market with FutureLearn

29 Jun 2017
50 degrees to roll out online over five years London, UK, 29th June 2017: Coventry University and FutureLearn, the social learning company, have announced today that they will partner to roll out 50 degrees over the next five years.   The degrees will be available entirely online to make them accessible to thousands of new... more