1,700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

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Take online courses from the world’s top universities for free. Below, you will find 1,700 free online courses from universities like Yale, MIT, Harvard, Oxford and more. Our site also features collections of Online Certificate Programs and Online Degree & Mini-Degree Programs.

Note: This page includes a lot of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). If you want to enroll in a free version of a MOOC, please select the “Full Course, No Certificate” (edX) or “Audit” (Coursera) option. If you take the course for a certificate/credential, you’ll be charged a fee, and we will receive a commission from our affiliate partners–Coursera, FutureLearn and edX.

Humanities & Social Sciences

Archaeology Courses




Architecture Courses

Art & Art History Courses

Classics Courses

Communication Courses

Demography Courses

Design Courses

Economics & Finance Courses

Bookmark our collection of free online courses in Economics. And find free econ textbooks in our Free Textbook collection.

Education Courses

Film Courses

Food Courses

Geography Courses

Health Courses

Bookmark our collection of free online courses in History.

Writing & Journalism Courses

Note: This section includes a lot of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). If you want to enroll in a free version of a MOOC, please select the “Full Course, No Certificate” (edX) or “Audit” (Coursera) option. If you opt to take the course for a certificate/credential, you will be charged.


Language Lessons

To start learning 40 foreign languages, please see our extensive collection called Learn Languages for Free. You can download or stream free lessons in French, Spanish, English, German, Mandarin, Italian and more.


Law Courses

Literature Courses

Bookmark our collection of free online courses in Literature.

Linguistics Courses

Media Studies Courses

Music & Performing Arts Courses

Personal Development Courses

Philosophy Courses

For a full lineup of online courses, please visit our complete collection, 1,700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Political Science, International Relations and Law Courses

Bookmark our collection of free online courses in Political Science.

Religion Courses

Sociology Courses

Urban Studies Courses

Sciences

Aeronautics Courses

Anthropology Courses

Biology Courses

Bookmark our collection of free online courses in Biology.

Note: This section includes Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). If you want to enroll in a free version of a MOOC, please select the “Full Course, No Certificate” (edX) or “Audit” (Coursera) option. If you opt to take the course for a certificate/credential, you will be charged.

Chemistry Courses

Computer Science Courses

Online computer science courses to jumpstart your future.

Bookmark our collection of free online course in Computer Science. Also find comp sci textbooks in our Free Textbook collection.

Data Science Courses

Note: This section includes a lot of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). If you want to enroll in a free version of a MOOC, please select the “Full Course, No Certificate” (edX) or “Audit” (Coursera) option. If you opt to take the course for a certificate/credential, you will be charged.

Engineering (Mechanical, Civil and Electrical) Courses

Bookmark our collection of free online courses in Engineering.

Environment & Natural Resources Courses

Math Courses

Bookmark our collection of free online courses in Math. Also find free math textbooks in our Free Textbook collection.

Physics Courses

Bookmark our collection of free online courses in Physics. Also find free physics textbooks in our Free Textbook collection.

Psychology & Neuroscience Courses

Bookmark our collection of free online courses in Psychology.

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