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.
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 runs again from 10 September 2018, lasts for 3 weeks and requires about two hours of study a 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.
The next run starts on 10 Sept 2018. It lasts for 6 weeks and requires about 3 hours of study a 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 next runs start on 10 Sept 2018. The course lasts 2 weeks & requires about two 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.
The next runs start on 29 Oct 2018. The course lasts 3 weeks & requires about three hours of study per week.
Good Practice in Autism Education
This course explores the benefits and challenges of the different schooling available to children with autism.
The course is running from 24 Sept 2018. It is a 4 week course and requires about 3 hours of study per week.
How we remember war and violence: theory and practice
This course explores the different ways we remember conflict in 20th century Europe.
The first run of the course starts on 24 Sept 2018. It lasts for 4 weeks and requires about one hour of study a 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 is running again from 8 October 2018. It is a 4 week course and requires about 4 hours of study per 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 next runs start on 17 Sept and 12 Nov 2018. The course lasts 3 weeks & requires about three hours of study per 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 shortly. It lasts for 4 weeks and takes about three 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 re-run again shortly, runs for 5 weeks and requires about 3 hours 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, date 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.