MOOCs offered by University of Bath

We currently offer seven MOOCs (massive open online courses), free and flexible courses supported by world-class academic standards.

Our MOOCs have no entry requirements so they can be taken by anyone from anywhere around the world as a taster for further academic study or to explore a subject of interest.


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How to succeed in your EPQ: the nuts and bolts of completing your project

This is a short course designed to help students prepare for EPQ qualifications, while developing skills which will help when transitioning to university.

The next run starts on 9 October and the course lasts 3 weeks, requiring about three hours of study per week.

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Quality Improvement in Healthcare: the Case for Change

This course will explore new ways of organising health and social care to improve quality and streamline complexity.

The course started again on 4 Sept. It lasts for 6 weeks and requires about three hours of study a week.

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Modern Building Design

This course will explore how trends such as climate change, technology and regulation are changing modern building design and how higher education and the construction sector can work together to help.

The course started on 11 September 2017, lasts for 3 weeks and requires about two hours of study a week.

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Inside Cancer: How Genes Influence Cancer Development

Inside Cancer offers an ideal introduction for those interested in understanding how genetics influence the development and spread of cancer.

This course runs again from 2 October 2017. It lasts 4 weeks and requires about four hours of study per week.

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Make an Impact: Sustainability for Professionals

This course will raise your awareness of sustainability issues and help you to develop a sustainability strategy for your own organisation.

The course will run again from 23 Oct. The course lasts for 6 weeks and requires about three hours of study a week.

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From State Control to Remote Control: Warfare in the 21st Century

Explore the impact and ethics of using of drones, special operations units and private security firms in this free online course.

This course will run again early in 2018, will last for 5 weeks and will require about 3 hours study per week.

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SMART-ASD: Matching Autistic People with Technology Resources

This course will explore how technology can be used to best support children and young adults with autism and intellectual disability (ID).

The course will run from 30 October. It lasts for 4 weeks and requires about three hours of study a week.

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Our approach to MOOCs

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MOOCs have been available for some years but are still an experimental area of study. The University of Bath is committed to providing a wide range of opportunities for independent learning, which is why we are excited by the potential of MOOCs.

The experience of running our current courses will influence the future MOOCs we offer. As well as providing courses, we are keen to play a leading role in shaping future developments in MOOCs and other approaches to online learning.

Our current courses are available on The University of Bath is a member of the FutureLearn partnership, which includes some of the best UK and international universities, as well as institutions with a huge archive of cultural and educational material. To explore more of what Futurelearn has to offer, visit their website.