Free Online Courses

Environmental Studies

Learn everything about Environmental Studies through free online courses from leading universities around the world, including Harvard, Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Search for your favorite university or select your preferred course duration or weekly effort. Most of these Environmental Studies courses are self-paced.

Course name
Duration
Effort
6 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
5 weeks
4 hours of weekly study

Be Ready: Staying Safe During Disasters

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
2 weeks
2 hours of weekly study

Citizen Science: Sensing the World

University of Dundee
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
5 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
5 weeks
2 hours of weekly study
5 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Learn About Weather

University of Exeter
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Achieving Sustainable Development

Trinity College Dublin
4 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
6 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
6 hours of weekly study

Extreme Geological Events

Cardiff University
3 weeks
4 hours of weekly study

Citizen Science: From Soil to Sky

University of Dundee
4 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
6 weeks
5 hours of weekly study

Sustainability, Society and You

The University of Nottingham
6 weeks
5 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
2 hours of weekly study

Water Scarcity: Crisis and Response

Colorado State University
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
2 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
6 hours of weekly study

Energy: Thermodynamics in Everyday Life

University of Liverpool
5 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Moons

The Open University
8 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

In the Night Sky: Orion

The Open University
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
2 weeks
5 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
2 weeks
5 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
2 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Big Data and the Environment

University of Reading
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Extinctions: Past and Present

University of Cape Town
5 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
2 weeks
5 hours of weekly study
2 weeks
4 hours of weekly study

Climate Change: The Science

University of Exeter
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
2 weeks
5 hours of weekly study

Environmental Justice

UEA (University of East Anglia)
5 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
5 weeks
4 hours of weekly study

Effective Livestock Production with Low Use of Antibiotics

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
4 weeks
4 hours of weekly study

Staying Safe: How to be Prepared in the Modern World

Emergency Planning College (EPC)
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Causes of Climate Change

University of Bergen
3 weeks
4 hours of weekly study

Ecology and Wildlife Conservation

University of Leeds
2 weeks
2 hours of weekly study
2 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

The Science of Nuclear Energy

The Open University
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Climate Change: Solutions

University of Exeter
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
2 weeks
5 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Exploring Our Ocean

University of Southampton
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
6 Weeks
2-4 hours per week
5 Weeks
2-4 hours per week
4 Weeks
2-4 hours per week

Introduction to Urban Geo-Informatics

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
6 Weeks
4-6 hours per week

Conservation & Protected Areas Management in Africa

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
13 Weeks
2-4 hours per week
9 Weeks
3-5 hours per week

Nature Based Metropolitan Solutions

Delft University of Technology
6 Weeks
4-6 hours per week
9 Weeks
4-6 hours per week

Climate Change: The Science

University of British Columbia
7 Weeks
2-5 hours per week

The Climate-Energy Challenge

Harvard University
9 Weeks
4-6 hours per week
6 Weeks
2-3 hours per week
4 Weeks
2-3 hours per week
10 Weeks
3-5 hours per week
7 Weeks
3-5 hours per week
3 Weeks
2-3 hours per week
8 Weeks
1-2 hours per week

Sustainable Cities

SDG Academy
9 Weeks
4-6 hours per week

Landscape Ecology

ETH Zurich
14 Weeks
2-4 hours per week
15 Weeks
2-3 hours per week

Water quality and the biogeochemical engine

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
13 Weeks
4-5 hours per week
8 Weeks
2-4 hours per week
7 Weeks
4-6 hours per week

One Planet, One Ocean

SDG Academy
6 Weeks
4-6 hours per week
10 Weeks
2-4 hours per week

Sustainable Soil Management: Soil for life

Wageningen University & Research
7 weeks
8 to 10 hours per week
1 week
1 to 2 hours per week
10 weeks
2 to 4 hours per week
8 Weeks
1-2 hours per week

Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs

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

#EarthOptimism

The Smithsonian Institution
1 Weeks
1-2 hours per week

Sheep in the Land of Fire and Ice

The University of Iceland
3 Weeks
1-2 hours per week

Nitrogen: A Global Challenge

The University of Edinburgh
5 Weeks
2-3 hours per week
8 Weeks
3-4 hours per week