Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are open access courses allowing unlimited participation at a distance.

Courses from the University of Birmingham include:

Good Brain, Bad Brain: Parkinson's Disease

Learn the fundamentals of Parkinson's disease with this online course. What causes it and what we can do to treat it?

Cancer Immunotherapy: a Step Change in Cancer Treatment

This course will teach you about the power of your immune system and how new immunotherapies are transforming cancer treatment.

Corporate Lawyers: Ethics, Regulation and Purpose

Explore the role and purpose of corporate lawyers, examining how they are regulated and the ethical challenges they face.

Electrical Engineering: Sensing, Powering and Controlling

Get a taste of an electrical engineering degree. Build your confidence in communicating ideas and using technical vocabulary.

Emergency and Urgent Care for Children: a Survival Guide

Learn to recognise & treat the commonest medical & minor trauma conditions affecting children with this short online course.

Good Brain, Bad Brain: Basics

What do we know and what are we discovering about the form and function of the human brain? Find out with this online course.

Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century

Discover how metabolomics is revolutionising our understanding of metabolism with this free online course.

Much Ado about Nothing: in Performance

Explore how Much Ado about Nothing is performed and interpreted, from original stagings to the modern day, with this free course.

Othello: In Performance

Explore how Othello has been performed and interpreted, from its original staging to the modern day, with this free online course.

Outstanding Physical Education Lessons

This free online course is designed to help teachers develop and deliver outstanding physical education (PE) lessons.

Shakespeare's Hamlet: Text, Performance and Culture

Experts from the Shakespeare Institute guide an exploration of the most famous play ever staged.

What is Character? Virtue Ethics in Education

Explore important questions about character education and how it contributes to individual and societal flourishing.

Youth Football Coaching: Developing Creative Players

Learn how to develop creative youth football players with this free online course from the University of Birmingham and the FA.

Good Brain, Bad Brain: Drug Origins

Explore our past, present and future understanding of drugs with this online course. Where do drugs come from? How do they work?

Liver Transplant: the Ins and Outs

Learn about the science behind having a liver transplant with this free online course from the Centre for Liver Research.

Dementia: Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour

This free online course will help you learn more about managing challenging behaviour in people with dementia.

Improving Your Image: Dental Photography in Practice

Learn how to achieve consistent and excellent results in all aspects of dental photography with this free online course.

The Birmingham Qur'an: Its Journey from the Islamic Heartlands

Explore the history and significance of the Birmingham Qur'an, and its journey from late Antiquity Middle East to contemporary UK.

Liver Disease: Looking after Your Liver

Learn about how your liver works, ways to look after it and how liver damage is caused, studied and treated around the world.

Building Character through Youth Social Action

Learn about the history of social action, and how youth social action can help build character in young people.

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