1,700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Take online cours­es from the world’s top uni­ver­si­ties for free. Below, you will find 1,700 free online cours­es from uni­ver­si­ties like YaleMITHar­vardOxford 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

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

Book­mark our col­lec­tion of free online cours­es in Polit­i­cal Sci­ence.

Religion Courses

Sociology Courses

Urban Studies Courses

Sci­ences

Aeronautics Courses

Anthropology Courses

  • Intro­duc­tion to Bio­log­i­cal Anthro­pol­o­gy — Free Online Video — Sharon Gursky, Texas A&M
  • Intro­duc­tion to Cul­tur­al and Social Anthro­pol­o­gy — Inter­net Archive — Ari­zona State
  • Witch-Hunt Per­se­cu­tions — Free Audio — Nicholas Her­ri­man, La Trobe Uni­ver­si­ty

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

Book­mark our col­lec­tion of free online course in Com­put­er Sci­enceAlso 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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