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Biology & Life Sciences

Learn Biology & Life Sciences through free online courses from leading universities around the world, including Michigan, Berkeley, Kyoto and Adelaide. Search for your favorite university or select your preferred course duration or weekly effort. Most of these Biology & Life Sciences courses are self-paced.

Course name
Duration
Effort

Science at the Polls: Biology for Voters, Part 1

University of California, Berkeley
4 Weeks
5-7 hours per week
4 Weeks
2-3 hours per week
4 Weeks
N/A
4 Weeks
3-6 hours per week

Light, Spike, and Sight: The Neuroscience of Vision

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4 Weeks
5-7 hours per week
4 Weeks
2-4 hours per week
4 Weeks
2-4 hours per week
4 Weeks
2-4 hours per week
4 Weeks
2-4 hours per week
4 Weeks
2-4 hours per week
4 Weeks
3-6 hours per week

Sex and Human Reproduction

University of Adelaide
6 Weeks
2-3 hours per week
6 Weeks
1-2 hours per week

Systematic Innovation for Life Science

KIx: Karolinska Institutet
6 Weeks
4-5 hours per week

Life in the Universe: Syntheses for Life

Seoul National University
5 Weeks
4-5 hours per week
6 Weeks
2-3 hours per week

Molecular Biology - Part 1: DNA Replication and Repair

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
8 Weeks
4-6 hours per week

Biochemistry: Biomolecules, Methods, and Mechanisms

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
11 Weeks
3-6 hours per week

Biospecimen Research Methods

University of British Columbia
6 Weeks
4-5 hours per week
4 Weeks
4-6 hours per week

The Multi-scale brain

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
7 Weeks
4-6 hours per week

Analyze Your Genome!

The University of California, San Diego
4 Weeks
4-10 hours per week

Cell Biology: Mitochondria

Harvard University
4 Weeks
2-4 hours per week

Computational Neuroscience: Neuronal Dynamics of Cognition

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
6 Weeks
4-6 hours per week
8 Weeks
3-5 hours per week

Molecular Biology - Part 2: Transcription and Transposition

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
7 Weeks
4-8 hours per week

Bioinformatics

University System of Maryland
1 year
192 - 240 hours of effort

Human Reproduction: Sex, Science and Society

The University of Newcastle, Australia
5 Weeks
2-3 hours per week
6 Weeks
3-5 hours per week
8 weeks
3 to 5 hours per week

Sustainable Food Security: Crop Production

Wageningen University & Research
6 weeks
6 to 8 hours per week
6 Weeks
8-10 hours per week
4 Weeks
2-3 hours per week

Quantitative Biology Workshop

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
8 Weeks
4-8 hours per week

Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
15 Weeks
5-10 hours per week

Simulation Neuroscience

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
6 Weeks
5-8 hours per week
3 Weeks
1-2 hours per week
8 Weeks
5-10 hours per week

Medical Terminology

Doane University
8 Weeks
5-10 hours per week

Anatomy: Human Neuroanatomy

The University of Michigan
8 Weeks
3-4 hours per week

BioStatistics

Doane University
8 Weeks
5-10 hours per week
4 Weeks
2-3 hours per week
5 Weeks
2-3 hours per week

Human Reproduction

University of Adelaide
6 Weeks
2-3 hours per week

Tropical coastal ecosystems

The University of Queensland
9 Weeks
4-5 hours per week

DNA: Biology's Genetic Code

Rice University
6 Weeks
4-6 hours per week
5 Weeks
4-6 hours per week

Molecular Biology - Part 3: RNA Processing and Translation

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
8 Weeks
4-8 hours per week

The Chemistry of Life

Kyoto University
13 Weeks
2-3 hours per week

On Ramp to AP* Biology

Weston High School
3 Weeks
4-20 hours per week

Genetic Models for Animal Breeding

Wageningen University & Research
6 Weeks
4-6 hours per week

Evaluating Animal Breeding Programmes

Wageningen University & Research
6 Weeks
4-6 hours per week

Biobased Products for a Sustainable (Bio)economy

Delft University of Technology
7 Weeks
5-6 hours per week
4 Weeks
2-3 hours per week

Nutrition and Health: Food Risks

Wageningen University & Research
8 Weeks
6-8 hours per week
7 Weeks
6-8 hours per week
9 Weeks
6-8 hours per week