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What is FutureLearn?

Written by Pat Bowden last updated on June 07th, 2018

FutureLearn is an online education provider based in the UK that offers online courses, popularly known as “MOOCs” or Massive Open Online Courses, from top universities and institutions around the world. Currently it has 145 partners including many top UK universities. Non-university partners include the ESA (European Space Agency) and UNESCO.


FutureLearn was launched in 2013 by The Open University which has a long history of distance learning and online education. FutureLearn is the fifth most popular MOOC provider in the world based on the number of students (over 7 million learners) and has an active catalog of around 725 online courses.


Catalog of FutureLearn Online Courses

FutureLearn's 2017: Year in Review

FutureLearn’s 2016: Year in Review


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