Online courses

Online courses at Leeds

Our online courses are led by top academics at the forefront of their subjects and explore a wide variety of topics. Research is at the core of our learning and teaching, and we draw on the latest discoveries to inform our online courses.

The University offers a range of short online courses, or MOOCs on FutureLearn and Coursera. Most of our courses are free, have no entry requirements and they can all be completed at a pace that suits you. Each course explores different subject areas through videos, articles and other online activities. Join discussions with other learners worldwide.  Get extra benefits by upgrading your course, including a shareable online record of your achievements. You can add to your LinkedIn profile or CV.

The University also runs online and distance learning degree courses. These courses give you the flexibility to combine your studies with your work wherever you are in the world. They are supported by our Virtual Learning Environment. Entry requirements and course structure will vary for each individual course. Visit Course Search for online course-specific information.

Online degree courses

The University currently runs postgraduate level online and distance learning degree courses.

MA Teaching English for Academic Purposes

Further your skills in teaching English for Academic Purposes with our 100% online, part-time course.

Fully online masters

Accelerate your career with our fully online master's programmes

Online and distance learning degree courses

Browse all online programmes and get course-specific information

PhD by distance learning

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures offers PhD by distance learning across most Schools

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Short online courses

These courses offer you an interactive way to explore subjects you’re passionate about for your work, studies or leisure.