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Free short courses

Our free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) provide you with an opportunity to start studying online to develop a personal interest, as a stepping stone to new career opportunities, or to help enhance your career as part of your continuing professional development (CPD).

We also offer a wide range of competitively priced online undergraduate and master’s programmes as well as individual courses and modules from our degrees.

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Study online for free or take a world-class degree.

Our short open courses range from "Management Skills for International Business" to "Introduction to Computer Programming" and you can register for free on many of them.

Some of our free online courses are also designed to prepare you to take the next step towards studying one of our flexible degree programmes. You'll be introduced to the kind of themes that appear in our online degree programmes, such as the BSc Computer Science and Global MBA.

The University of London has been a trusted provider of distance and flexible learning for over 160 years. Our courses are developed in collaboration and academically supported by world experts at University of London's renowned federation members.

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