You could master your subject and gain academic credits through FutureLearn programs led by our top academics.
These programs provide a flexible way of learning and are ideal for developing your career or preparing for further study.
Each program is made up of five online courses and could lead to 10 UK academic credits and formal professional development accreditation.
A brand new collection of courses aims to help you gain a basic understanding of the terms 'culture' and 'interculturality'. You will explore specific aspects of cultural interactions such as borders, languages and international business.
The first two courses of this collection are now live.
Introduction to Intercultural Studies: Defining the Concept of Culture
This course will help you understand intercultural communication by learning about the concepts of culture and interculturality.
Introduction to Intercultural Studies: Intercultural Contact
You will learn how the principles of intercultural contact may challenge the way in which you think about social interaction.
Causes of Human Disease
This program looks at the science behind the causes of human disease. Each course within the program focuses on different types of common diseases such as infectious, cardiovascular and genetic diseases and cancer and explores how social determinants, nutrition and environmental factors influence our health.
Join leading academics and learn about pioneering research from the University of Leeds to understand the causes and the main determinants of human disease.
The Environmental Challenges program explores how human society interacts with the natural world, and the challenging and difficult decisions we face when managing natural resources.
Through case studies and lively discussions, you will learn how
environmental management policies are developed and understand the
challenges surrounding their formulation.
The Discovering Science program investigates how chemistry plays an important role in our everyday lives, by exploring topics such as advances in modern medicine, food, climate, and household products.
Through case studies and discussions, explore how research is responsible for significant scientific developments. Take a look at science in action, and find out more about what the future holds for scientific discoveries.
How do our programs work?
You can access the course material within each program for free and in any order, providing a flexible way to enhance your skills.
If you want to demonstrate your continuing professional development (CPD) you can upgrade each of the courses, which would make you eligible to take a test that could lead to a Certificate of Achievement.
When you complete all five courses in the program and obtain a Certificate of Achievement for each, you will be eligible to join a final assessment course that leads to the award of 10 credits from the University of Leeds.