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.
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.
Runs start 29 January. The course lasts 3 weeks & requires about three 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 runs again from Feb 2018. It is a 4 week course and requires about four hours of study per 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.
This course starts on 5 Feb 2018, will last for 5 weeks and will require about 3 hours study per week.
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 next run of the course starts on 19 February 2018. It lasts for 6 weeks and requires about three hours of study a week.
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 runs again in March and September 2018, 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).
It will run again from 2 April 2018, lasts 4 weeks & needs about three hours of study a week (a run will also be available in Mandarin at the same time).
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 next run of the course will be scheduled for later in 2018, 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.