Free courses

We run free online courses in partnership with FutureLearn. These are sometimes referred to as 'MOOCs', or massive open online courses. You can register online to join any of the courses listed below - you just need access to a computer, tablet or mobile phone to learn with us.

Our courses are run at regular intervals, and we are developing new courses, so if you don't find what you want, please keep an eye on this page.

  • Offers practical introduction to the methodology of corpus linguistics for researchers in social sciences and humanities.

  • Gain practical tools and theoretical insights to help dyslexic students learn second languages, with this free online course.

  • We will use the iconic building of Lancaster Castle to investigate how 2000 years of history has shaped the north-west of England.

  • Improve your care as a healthcare professional or family caregiver with palliative treatment and sedation best practices.

  • Learn about soils, the variety of life they contain and how humans impact this fragile system, with this free online course.

  • We will explore the great poetry of William Wordsworth with particular emphasis on his writing process and the importance for him of the inspirational landscape of the Lake District.

  • Discover Extended Reality (XR) and learn how the power of this technology is being harnessed in a variety of industries.

  • Explore how microcontrollers are changing our everyday lives and why the future of tech innovation lies in physical computing.

Postgraduate online courses

Lancaster's online and distance learning postgraduate courses are for you if you want to enhance your career with flexible learning. Study for an internationally recognised 比比资源 postgraduate qualification, wherever you are.

Postgraduate online courses
People stand around a desk in the library