MOOCs offered by University of Bath
We currently offer a range of 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.
How we remember war and violence: theory and practice
This course explores the different ways we remember conflict in 20th century Europe.
The course will be running again next year with runs starting on 7 January and 4 March 2019. It lasts for 4 weeks and requires about one hour of study time a week.
Next Generation Biosecurity: Responding to 21st Century Biorisks
This course explores biosecurity, biosafety and bioethics and why they are vital, both inside and outside of the lab.
The first run starts on 7 January 2019. The course lasts for 6 weeks and requires about 3-4 hours of study a week.
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 course is running now and lasts 3 weeks & requires about three hours of study per week.
How to succeed in your Welsh Bacc: the individual project essentials
This is a short course designed to help students prepare for Welsh Bacc Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate - Individual Project.
The course will run again from 21 January 2019, in English and Welsh. It lasts 2 weeks & requires about two hours of study per week.
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.
The course will run again in February, June and October 2019. It is a 4 week course and requires about 4 hours of study per week.
Quality Improvement in Healthcare: the Case for Change
This course explores new ways of organising health & social care to improve quality and streamline complexity.
It will run again in February, June and September 2019. It lasts for 6 weeks and requires about 3 hours of study a week.
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.
The course will run again on 18 February 2019, lasts for 5 weeks and requires about 3 hours study per week.
Modern Building Design
This course explores how trends such as climate change and technology are changing modern building design and how higher education can work with industry to help.
It will run again in March and September 2019 and lasts for 3 weeks and requires about two hours of study a week.
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 again from 1 April 2019. It lasts for 4 weeks and takes about three hours of study a week.
Good Practice in Autism Education
This course explores the benefits and challenges of the different schooling available to children with autism.
The course will run again in October 2019. It is a 4 week course and requires about 3 hours of study per week.
Understanding and Teaching Evolution
This is a short course designed to help both students and teachers understand the key scientific concepts of evolution, starting with genetics.
The course will run again in 2019, dates to be confirmed, lasts for 3 weeks & requires about three hours of study per week.
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 shortly, dates to be confirmed. It runs for 6 weeks and requires about three hours of study a week.
Our approach to MOOCs
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 Futurelearn.com. 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.