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History

Learn everything about History 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 History courses are self-paced.

Course name
Duration
Effort

Agincourt 1415: Myth and Reality

University of Southampton
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo

University of Southampton
3 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

The Fall of the Roman Republic

Colorado State University
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Global Geordies: The North East of England and the World

Northumbria University Institute of the Humanities
5 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

English Football: a Social History

University of Leicester
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
2 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Great South Land: Introducing Australian history

The University of Newcastle Australia
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

From World War to White Heat: the RAF in the Cold War

Royal Holloway, University of London
6 weeks
5 hours of weekly study
6 weeks
5 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
6 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
6 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

The European Discovery of China

Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona
8 weeks
6 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

The Tudors

University of Roehampton
6 weeks
5 hours of weekly study
5 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
5 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree

University of Strathclyde
6 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
5 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
2 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

England in the Time of King Richard III

University of Leicester
6 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
6 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Preserving Norwegian Stave Churches

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
2 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Mario Botta: To Be an Architect

Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)
4 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
6 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Global History of Capitalism

Princeton University
6 Weeks
3-5 hours per week

Ancient Egyptian Civilization

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
5 Weeks
N/A
4 Weeks
N/A

The Legacy of Islamic Civilization

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
4 Weeks
N/A

A Global History of Architecture

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
12 Weeks
N/A

Antarctica: From Geology to Human History

Victoria University of Wellington
5 Weeks
2-5 hours per week
1 Weeks
2-5 hours per week

Visualizing Imperialism & the Philippines, 1898-1913

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
19 Weeks
1-4 hours per week
4 weeks
2 to 4 hours per week
1 Weeks
3-5 hours per week
4 Weeks
N/A
5 Weeks
1-2 hours per week

Fighting for Equality: 1950-2018

Columbia University
10 Weeks
2-3 hours per week
10 Weeks
2-3 hours per week
10 Weeks
2-3 hours per week
10 Weeks
2-3 hours per week
15 Weeks
1-3 hours per week
15 Weeks
1-3 hours per week
15 Weeks
1-3 hours per week
15 Weeks
1-3 hours per week

Star Trek: Inspiring Culture and Technology

The Smithsonian Institution
7 Weeks
1-3 hours per week
8 Weeks
2-3 hours per week
15 Weeks
1-3 hours per week
15 Weeks
1-3 hours per week
15 Weeks
1-3 hours per week

The Spain of Don Quixote

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
7 Weeks
4-5 hours per week
15 Weeks
1-3 hours per week

China and Communism

Harvard University
15 Weeks
1-3 hours per week