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Free online courses from The University of Edinburgh

Ranked in the top 50 universities in the world, the University of Edinburgh has been a leader in digital education since the earliest days of online learning. As a world-leading, research-intensive university, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges.

Extraordinary reputation
Embracing the technological and pedagogical opportunities of our digital age, the University provides an outstanding online distance learning experience as part of our commitment to making learning accessible to all.

Extraordinary courses
We offer free short online courses in a variety of subjects, all designed to build the skills of the global community, as well as degree-level education through our online masters programmes.

Visit our website to browse our catalogue of online courses, and join our global network of 4 million learners to upskill and gain academic accreditation to boost your career.

The University of Edinburgh MOOCs

Browse free online courses in a variety of subjects. The University of Edinburgh courses found below can be audited free or students can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee. Select a course to learn more.