Beths
Grammar
School

MOOCs

Beths Grammar School Guide to MOOCs 2020

(Massive Open Online Courses)

        

A sample of exciting courses from Futurelearn.com

Course

University

Cost

Hours

       

Biology

 

 

 

Why Biology Matters: Basic Concepts

Pompeu Fabra

 

9

Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen

Leeds

 

4

What Drives the Body?

Aberdeen

 

12

The Biology of Bugs, Brains and Beasts

York

 

12

Musculoskeletal System: Staying Active into Old Age

Sheffield

 

9

Metabolomics: Understanding the Metabolism

Birmingham

 

12

Soils: Introducing the World Beneath Our Feet

Lancaster

 

12

Biological Psychology

Monash

 

12

Introduction to Microbiology

Reading

 

9

How does the Body use DNA as a Blueprint?

Aberdeen

 

12

       

Business (Accounting, Finance, Marketing)

 

 

 

The Future of Payment Technology

Michigan

 

16

Starting a Business: Vision and Opportunity

Leeds

 

4

Uncovering Your Entrepreneurial Potential

Coventry

 

6

Business Model Thinking

Coventry

 

6

Financial Planning and Budgeting

Open

 

12

Create a Social Media Marketing Campaign

Leeds

 

4

Consumer Behaviour and Psychology

Leeds

 

6

Innovation and Enterprise

Bristol

 

12

Bookkeeping for Person/Business Accounting

Open

 

12

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Padova

 

20

Create a Professional Online Presence

Leeds

 

4

The Secret Power of Brands

UEA

 

18

       

Chemistry

 

 

 

Exploring Everyday Chemistry

York

 

20

Medicinal Chemistry

Leeds

 

10

Chemistry Products

Leeds

 

10

Atmospheric Chemistry: Planets

Leeds

 

10

Biochemistry: The Molecules of Life

UEA

 

9

       

Creative Arts

 

 

 

Introduction to Creative AI

UAL

 

4

Video Game Design and Development

Abertay

 

6

       

Drama and Theatre

 

 

 

Physical Theatre: Exploring the Slap

Leeds

 

4

       

Economics

 

 

 

Global Prosperity Beyond GDP

UCL

 

8

Challenging Wealth and Income Inequality

Open

 

12

       

Engineering

 

 

 

ABC of Flight Mechanics: How do Planes Fly?

ISAE-SUPAERO

 

16

Dynamics and Aerospace Structures

ISAE-SUPAERO

 

16

New Energy Technologies

Grenoble Ecole

 

12

Building a Future with Robots

Sheffield

 

9

MedTech: AI and Medical Robots

Leeds

 

10

Begin Robotics

Reading

 

12

Engineering the Future: Creating the Amazing

York

 

12

Sustainable Construction and Development

Southbank

 

10

Building Information Modelling

Coventry

 

6

Writing for Engineers

Sheffield

 

18

       

Geography

 

 

 

Causes of Climate Change

Bergen

 

12

Tipping Points: Climate Change and Society

Exeter

 

6

Climate Change Solutions

Exeter

 

12

New Energy Technologies: Sustainable Development

Grenoble Ecole

 

12

Achieving Sustainable Development

TCD

 

16

Environmental Justice

UEA

 

20

Exploring our Ocean

Southampton

 

12

Ecology and Wildlife Conservation

Leeds

 

4

Learn about Weather

Exeter

 

12

Human Impact in the Natural Environment

Leeds

 

10

Understanding Biological Energy

Royal Holloway

 

12

Humanitarian Action: Response and Relief

Coventry

 

9

Extreme Geological Events

Cardiff

 

12

Moons

Open

 

24

Extinctions: Past and Present

Cape Town

 

15

       

Healthcare and Medicine

 

 

 

Discover Dentistry

Sheffield

 

18

Exploring Cancer & Genetic Disease

Leeds

 

8

MedTech: Exploring the Human Genome

Leeds

 

10

The Science of Medicines

Monash

 

18

Discovering Science: Medicinal Chemistry

Leeds

 

10

Basic First Aid: How to be an Everyday Hero

Glasgow

 

2

Women’s Health after Motherhood

TCD

 

4

Making Babies: Reproductive Technologies

UCL

 

12

Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare

Taipei

 

4

Good Brain, Bad Brain: Basics

Birmingham

 

9

Nutrition and Well-being

Aberdeen

 

12

Medical Ethics: The Impact of Disability Screening

Manchester

 

8

Superfoods: Myths and Truths

EIT

 

12

Medicinal Chemistry

Leeds

 

10

       

History

 

 

 

The Tudors

Roehampton

 

30

Antisemitism: From its Origins to Present

Yad Vashem

 

18

WWI Heroism: Through Art and Film

Leeds

 

4

Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life

Nottingham

 

20

Women’s Rights & Suffrage from 1866 to Today

Royal Holloway

 

20

Hadrian’s Wall: Life on the Roman Frontier

Newcastle

 

24

European Empires: An Introduction

Newcastle (Aus)

 

9

Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree

Strathclyde

 

24

Empire: The Controversies of British Imperialism

Exeter

 

18

Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology

Durham

 

18

Archaeology: From Dig to Lab and Beyond

Reading

 

6

The RAF in the Cold War

Royal Holloway

 

30

Radicalism and Reform in the 19th Century

Royal Holloway

 

20

       

IT and Computer Science

 

 

 

Introduction to Cyber Security

Open

 

24

An Introduction to Cryptography

Coventry

 

12

Basics of Network Security

Coventry

 

12

Programming: Get Started with Python

Michigan

 

24

Begin Programming: Build Your First Mobile Game

Reading

 

20

Using AI Technologies for Business Planning

Coventry

 

6

Creating Apps in the Classroom

Queensland

 

2

Data Science in the Games Industry

Dundee

 

8

Understanding Quantum Computers

Keio

 

20

Prepare to Run a Code Club

Raspberry Pi

 

6

       

Language

 

 

 

Communicating with Diverse Audiences

Surrey

 

12

Understanding English Dictionaries

Coventry

 

36

Beginner’s Guide to Writing in English for University

Reading

 

15

Sociolinguistics: Accents, Attitudes and Identity

York

 

16

Working with Translation: Theory and Practice

Cardiff

 

16

Spanish for Beginners

Open

 

16

Italian for Beginners

Open

 

16

Norwegian for Beginners

NTNU

 

20

Fall in Love with Mandarin

Chiao Tung

 

4

Introduction to Chinese: Conversation

Shanghai

 

12

German at Work (Intermediate)

Open

 

20

       

Law

 

 

 

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Amnesty

 

6

Human Rights and International Criminal Law

Padova

 

24

Fraud Investigation: Making a Difference

Coventry

 

4

Understanding Gender Inequality

Exeter

 

12

The Modern Judiciary

King’s College

 

15

Introduction to Forensic Science

Strathclyde

 

18

Environmental Challenges: Property Rights

Leeds

 

10

Incarceration: Are Prisons a Suitable Punishment?

Leeds

 

8

Forensic Facial Reconstruction

Sheffield

 

4

The Sharia & Islamic Law: An Introduction

Edinburgh

 

20

Forensic Psychology: Witness Investigation

Open

 

24

       

Literature

 

 

 

An Introduction to Screenwriting

UEA

 

6

Start Writing Fiction

Open

 

24

Introduction to Children’s Visual Culture

York

 

12

Literature of the English Country House

Sheffield

 

18

Jane Austen: Myth, Reality and Global Celebrity

Southampton

 

9

A Level: Unseen Poetry & the Creative Process

Reading

 

6

How to Make a Poem

Manchester

 

9

Exploring English: Shakespeare

British Council

 

12

Robert Burns: Poems, Songs and Legacy

Glasgow

 

12

Fairy Tales: Meanings, Morals and Messages

Newcastle (Aus)

 

9

The Power of Podcasting for Storytelling

Wollongong

 

6

Science Writing

Leeds

 

10

Gender Representation in the Media

BGI

 

8

Start Writing Fiction

Strathclyde

 

28

       

Maths

 

 

 

Understanding Numbers

STEM Centre

 

12

Recreational Math: Fun, Games and Puzzles

Weizmann

 

6

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

STEM Centre

 

18

Proportion, Ratio and Scaling

STEM Centre

 

12

Precalculus: Numbers, Functions and Equations

Padova

 

30

       

Music

 

 

 

Notation to Performance: Musical Scores

Open

 

12

How to Write Your First Song

Sheffield

 

18

Making Music with Others

Trinity Laban

 

12

Why does Music Make Your Move?

Oslo

 

18

       

Philosophy

 

 

 

What is a Mind?

Cape Town

 

18

Global Ethics: An Introduction

Open

 

12

       

Photography

 

 

 

Digital Photography: Creating a Professional Profile

Open/RPS

£450

10wks

       

Physics

 

 

 

The Science of Nuclear Energy

Open

 

12

Energy Systems Integration

EIT

 

8

The Discovery of the Higgs Boson

Edinburgh

 

30

Battery Storage Technology

EIT

 

9

The Business Potential of Solar Photovoltaics

EIT

 

21

       

Politics

 

 

 

Warfare in the 21st century

Bath

 

12

Human Rights and International Criminal Law

Padova

 

24

Cultures and Organisations in International Relations

Grenoble Ecole

 

12

Women’s Rights & Suffrage from 1866 to Today

Royal Holloway

 

20

       

Psychology

 

 

 

Biological Psychology

Monash

 

12

Cognitive Psychology: An Experimental Science

York

 

12

Consumer Behaviour and Psychology

Coventry

 

6

Developmental Psychology

Monash

 

12

Psychology of Learning

Monash

 

12

Sensation and Perception

Monash

 

12

What is a Mind?

Cape Town

 

18

       

Religion

 

 

 

Religion and Conflict

Groningen

 

24

Early History of the Quakers

Lancaster

 

9

History and Science of Psychology

Monash

 

12

Religious Literacy, Culture and Diversity

Open

 

12

The Sharia & Islamic Law: An Introduction

Edinburgh

 

20

Religion, Radicalisation, Resilience

EUI

 

9

Antisemitism: From its Origins to the Present

Yad Vashem

 

18

       

Sociology

 

 

 

Sociology: An Introduction

Newcastle (Aus)

 

9

       

Veterinary Science

 

 

 

Animal Viruses: Transmission and Disease

Complutense

 

30