Free Online Courses

Physics

Learn everything about physics 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 physics courses are self-paced.

Course name
Duration
Effort
8 weeks
6 - 10 hours/week
4 Weeks
10-12 hours per week

Atomic and Optical Physics: Atom-photon interactions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4 Weeks
10-12 hours per week
4 Weeks
10-12 hours per week
3 Weeks
2-4 hours per week
4 Weeks
2-4 hours per week
4 Weeks
2-4 hours per week
4 Weeks
4-6 hours per week
4 Weeks
2-4 hours per week
4 Weeks
4-6 hours per week
4 Weeks
3-5 hours per week

Global Warming Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
12 Weeks
2-3 hours per week
4 Weeks
N/A
4 Weeks
N/A
4 Weeks
N/A
4 Weeks
11-13 hours per week
4 Weeks
11-13 hours per week
4 Weeks
11-13 hours per week
7 Weeks
12-14 hours per week
34 Weeks
5-6 hours per week

Quantum Mechanics: Quantum physics in 1D Potentials

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
7 Weeks
12-14 hours per week

DNA and Atoms: The Secret of Life

Seoul National University
4 Weeks
4-5 hours per week
4 Weeks
4-5 hours per week

Quantum Mechanics: 1D Scattering and Central Potentials

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
7 Weeks
12-14 hours per week

Applications of Quantum Mechanics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
19 Weeks
12-16 hours per week
11 Weeks
2-4 hours per week

The Building Blocks of a Quantum Computer: Part 2

Delft University of Technology
6 Weeks
6-8 hours per week

AP Physics 1

Rice University
18 Weeks
3-4 hours per week

Topology in Condensed Matter: Tying Quantum Knots

Delft University of Technology
12 Weeks
3-6 hours per week

From Atoms to Stars: How Physics Explains Our World

National Research Nuclear University
4 Weeks
2-3 hours per week

Mastering Quantum Mechanics Part 1: Wave Mechanics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4 Weeks
N/A

Mastering Quantum Mechanics Part 2: Quantum Dynamics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5 Weeks
12-13 hours per week
5 Weeks
12-13 hours per week

Super-Earths and Life

Harvard University
15 Weeks
3-5 hours per week

The Building Blocks of a Quantum Computer: Part 1

Delft University of Technology
6 Weeks
6-8 hours per week

Introductory Mechanics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4-6 weeks per course
10-12 hours per week, per course

Introductory Electricity and Magnetism

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
6-7 weeks per course
10-12 hours per week, per course

Electricity and Magnetism: Maxwell's Equations

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
8 Weeks
11-13 hours per week

Electricity and Magnetism: Magnetic Fields and Forces

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
6 Weeks
11-13 hours per week

Electricity and Magnetism: Electrostatics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
7 Weeks
11-13 hours per week

Mechanics: Simple Harmonic Motion

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4 Weeks
10-12 hours per week

Mechanics: Rotational Dynamics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
6 Weeks
10-12 hours per week

Mechanics: Momentum and Energy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
7 Weeks
10-12 hours per week

Mechanics: Kinematics and Dynamics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
6 Weeks
10-12 hours per week
6 Weeks
2-3 hours per week
7 Weeks
8-10 hours per week

Introduction to Astrophysics

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
7 Weeks
N/A

Astrophysics: Cosmology

Australian National University
10 Weeks
N/A

Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe

Australian National University
9 Weeks
N/A

Astrophysics: Exploring Exoplanets

Australian National University
9 Weeks
N/A

Astrophysics: The Violent Universe

Australian National University
9 Weeks
N/A
6 Weeks
5-6 hours per week

Cement Chemistry and Sustainable Cementitious Materials

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

Introduction to the Theory of Ferromagnetism

National Research Nuclear University
7 Weeks
2-6 hours per week
4 Weeks
3-5 hours per week

Basic Concepts of International Nuclear Law

National Research Nuclear University
5 Weeks
2-5 hours per week

Nuclear Facilities: Regulations and Licensing

National Research Nuclear University
6 Weeks
2-5 hours per week
5 Weeks
4-6 hours per week
9 Weeks
2-4 hours per week
12 Weeks
1-2 hours per week
8 Weeks
2-4 hours per week