Coursera, MOOCs and the UoL International Programmes

Students discussing courses for their Coursera MOOC

Welcome to Coursera and the University of London International Programmes

About Coursera and our MOOCs

Coursera is the social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer short, open online courses (often called ‘MOOCs’). Registration and participation in these online courses is free, with a small fee paid at the end of the course if you wish to receive a certificate from Coursera.

We have partnered with Coursera to enable you to study a number of short courses that have been derived from the portfolio of programmes offered by the University of London International Programmes or developed by academics from amongst the University of London’s seventeen federal Colleges.

We currently have the following courses available (start dates differ):

To find out more about these courses and to register to receive notification about when they will be running next please visit the Coursera website.

About us

University of London International Programmes enables you to study for a prestigious University of London degree without attending a University of London College full-time, on campus. You study by distance and flexible learning so you can fit this around your work and family life. Studying one of our short courses via Coursera provides a great preparation for one of our qualifications.

MOOC Reports in 2013 and 2014

Since 2013, we have issued an annual report on our MOOCs, each with a different theme. In 2013 (the first year of our courses), we reported on our objectives for developing MOOCs as well as the development process and statistics on the first 4 courses. In 2014, we mapped our progression against these objectives and through an expansion of our portfolio, we were also able to provide more on the big data behind our courses and include this analysis in the report.

In both years we were pleased to see very high levels of learner satisfaction (2014: 95% and 2013: 91%) and aim to maintain this level through our MOOCs in the future.

Copies of the report can be found below:

Taking your studies to the next level?

If you have completed one of the Coursera courses we hope that this will interest you to register for one of our International Programmes.

Five of our Coursera MOOCs are derived from our full degree programmes, which we have listed below. If you are interested in taking your studies further, you might want to apply for:

See our full range of programmes

How to apply for a University of London degree

You need to meet particular entry requirements to study on our programmes and completing Coursera course does not in itself qualify you to study on one of our programmes nor offer any credit. Please be aware that by completing a Coursera short course, you will not gain a University of London award nor become a University of London student.

Current students applying for Coursera courses

We encourage all our students who are interested in taking a Coursera course to do so but please note it that completion does not count towards your degree.

Current students applying for Coursera courses

We encourage all our students who are interested in taking a Coursera course to do so but please note it that completion does not count towards your degree.

Contacting us

If you wish to take a Coursera course please visit their website to sign up.

If you are interested in studying for one of our programmes, please contact us.