Learn online. Anytime, anywhere.

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Gain a new skill or meet your professional development needs with our range of short online courses. Wherever you are in the world, we offer you a high quality distance learning experience, either directly through our own virtual learning environment or through our credible partners Coursera, edX and FutureLearn.

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The Discovery of the Higgs Boson (FutureLearn)

Learn the significance and importance of this famous particle. 

Short courses

Why study online with us?

The University of Edinburgh has been a leader in digital education and has attracted a global network of 4 million learners since 2012. Our learner-centred online courses are designed for both beginners and experienced professionals looking to upskill, and gain academic accreditation to boost their career. The courses are created and led by world-class academics with a passion for their subject areas, so you're in expert hands.

  • World Top 50
  • A global community of 4 million 
  • Taught by world-class academics

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