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Free online courses from The University of Edinburgh

Since 1583 the University of Edinburgh has been at the forefront of innovation in education and research. Ranked 20th in the world, we have been an international leader in online learning since our first online degree launched in 2005.

As part of our commitment to making learning accessible to all, we provide degree-level education through online MicroMasters and masters programmes, as well as offering free short online courses in a variety of subjects, all designed to build the skills of the global community.

Visit Edinburgh Online to join our 3.6 million learners and expand your knowledge or 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.