Free Online Courses

Science

Learn everything about science 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 science courses are self-paced.

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

Energy, the Environment and Our Future

The Pennsylvania State University
5 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

The Discovery of the Higgs Boson

The University of Edinburgh
7 weeks
5 hours of weekly study
2 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Flexagons and the Math Behind Twisted Paper

Weizmann Institute of Science
3 weeks
2 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
5 weeks
6 hours of weekly study

Why Biology Matters: Basic Concepts

Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain

The University of Nottingham
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Introducing Robotics: Robotics and Society

Queensland University of Technology
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
6 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
8 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
2 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
4 hours of weekly study

Advanced Machine Learning

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

Studying in Italian - Science and Mathematics: a MOVE-ME Project Course

Università per Stranieri di Siena (UniStraSi)
6 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
6 weeks
6 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
2 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Maths Subject Knowledge: Proportional Reasoning

National STEM Learning Centre
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
2 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
2 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Introduction to Quantitative Investing

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)
6 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
2 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
2 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
5 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Teaching Probability

Cambridge University Press
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Image Analysis Methods for Biologists

The University of Nottingham
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Understanding Superstructures

University of Liverpool
5 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

A History of Royal Food and Feasting

University of Reading
5 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
4 hours of weekly study

Begin Robotics

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

Exploring Everyday Chemistry

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

The Science Behind Forensic Science

King's College London
4 weeks
2 hours of weekly study

Biochemistry: the Molecules of Life

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

Supercomputing

Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE)
5 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Introducing Robotics: Build a Robot Arm

Queensland University of Technology
5 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Forensic Facial Reconstruction: Finding Mr. X

The University of Sheffield
2 weeks
2 hours of weekly study

Identifying Food Fraud

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

Construction Quality Management

Chartered Institute of Building Academy
3 weeks
2 hours of weekly study

Technical Report Writing for Engineers

The University of Sheffield
6 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
5 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
5 hours of weekly study

Teaching Programming in Primary Schools

Raspberry Pi Foundation
4 weeks
2 hours of weekly study

Introduction to Forensic Science

University of Strathclyde
6 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

MedTech: AI and Medical Robots

University of Leeds
2 weeks
5 hours of weekly study

Survival Statistics: Secrets for Demystifying Numbers

Royal Holloway, University of London
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Basics of Network Security

Coventry University
2 weeks
6 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
4 hours of weekly study
4 weeks
2 hours of weekly study

Smart Cities

The Open University
6 weeks
3 hours of weekly study
6 weeks
4 hours of weekly study

An Introduction to Cryptography

Coventry University
2 weeks
6 hours of weekly study

Building a Future with Robots

The University of Sheffield
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Introducing Robotics: Making Robots Move

Queensland University of Technology
3 weeks
3 hours of weekly study

Introduction to Solar Systems Astronomy

Arizona State University
8 Weeks
24-26 hours per week

Scientific Methods and Research

Ural Federal University
5 Weeks
3-4 hours per week
4 Weeks
4-6 hours per week

Our Place in the Universe

University of Hong Kong
4 Weeks
1-3 hours per week
10 Weeks
3-5 hours per week

Nuclear Energy: Science, Systems and Society

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
9 Weeks
8-10 hours per week
4 Weeks
3-4 hours per week
6 Weeks
2-3 hours per week

AP® Psychology - Course 0: Introduction

University of British Columbia
1 Weeks
1-2 hours per week
6 Weeks
3-5 hours per week
6 Weeks
2-4 hours per week

World of Wine: From Grape to Glass

University of Adelaide
6 Weeks
2-3 hours per week

Origins of the Human Mind

Kyoto University
5 Weeks
2-3 hours per week
5 Weeks
20-28 hours per week
6 Weeks
2-3 hours per week