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Free online courses and MOOCs

Take the opportunity to sample learning with us with our free online learning packages. From MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) to iTunes University, you can study where and when it suits you, and it's all free of charge.

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

What is a MOOC?

A massive open online course (MOOC) is a free study programme designed to be studied online by large numbers of students. In addition to the usual course materials such as video lectures, reading material, coursework and tests, MOOCs provide forums that help students and tutors build an online community.

University of Southampton MOOCs

Understanding insulin

Understanding insulin

Learn about how insulin works, its different types, its side effects and how to prescribe it for diabetes. Open for registration.

Wellington and  the Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo

Find out about the Battle of Waterloo and explore the Duke of Wellington’s archive. Open for registration.

Contract Management MOOC

Contract management

Learn to build relationships and manage contracts successfully. Open for registration.

Research project

Research project

A step by step guide to shaping your research project for EPQ or IB. Open for registration.

Web science

Web science

Investigate the origins and development of the Web. Open for registration.

Social Media MOOC

The power of social media

Explore the impact of social media on the world and learn how to put it to good use. Open for registration.

Digital Accessibility

Digital Accessibility

Understand how accessible technologies can help people with sensory, physical and cognitive impairments. Register your interest.

Digital marketing

Digital marketing

Get to grips with the latest trends in digital marketing. Register your interest.

Learning in the network age

Learning in the network age

Discover what it means to learn in a networked world and make use of your own personal learning network. Register your interest.

Secure Android App Development

Secure Android app development

Get an introduction to mobile app security and learn how to develop secure Android applications. Register your interest.

University of Southampton on iTunes U

Watch and listen to free-to-download video and audio content on our iTunes U channel. You can learn about a range of academic subjects, our world-leading research activity and university life.

About iTunes U

iTunes U is a channel within the iTunes store, Apple’s online digital media store. You can download educational content for free using the iTunes software straight to your PC or Mac, iPad, iPod and iPhone.

Install iTunes

Before downloading our content, you will first need to install the iTunes application. Visit the Apple website to download and install the iTunes application.

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Podcast library

Visit our Podcast library to listen to lectures and talks on a wide range of topics, recorded by our Lifelong Learning team so you can listen where and when suits you.

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