Study a free online course

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We partner with the world's most popular online learning platforms to provide you with the best possible experience. All of our courses are completely free to access, with the option to upgrade to earn a certificate. Gain a new skill or fulfil professional development needs.

Our featured course

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Understanding Obesity

Consider the facts and misconceptions around obesity, and the gaps in the scientific knowledge.

Short courses

Why study online with us?

The University of Edinburgh is a world-leader in digital education and is consistently ranked as one of the world's top 50 universities.

Our short online courses have been taken by 4 million people worldwide since 2012 and are highly rated by our learners. The courses are created and led by world-class academics with a passion for their subject areas, so you're in expert hands.

We are proud to offer these free courses as part of the University's commitment to community outreach and knowledge exchange.

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