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OpenLearn is a great place to get an idea of what to...
OpenLearn is a great place to get an idea of what to expect from university study. With over 650 free courses on a range of subjects, we hope you'll find something that interests you.
- Duration: 5 mins
- Published on: Monday 19th October 2009
- Introductory Level
- Posted under: Get Started
Don't know where to start?
Below is a selection of popular free courses from across all of our subject areas or you can view our complete list. If you find you are enjoying your study experience on OpenLearn and want to keep a personal track of your progress, sign up for a free OU account.
Looking to brush up on your study skills? Check out this list of skills-related courses.
What are free courses?
OpenLearn contains study materials from actual Open University courses. These are materials from the same courses our registered students take – but online and free to the world! With over 650 free courses, spread across a range of subject areas, we hope you'll find something that interests you.
Free courses from OpenLearn can take anything from 1-50 hours to work through and are available from introductory to postgraduate level. Each has clear learning outcomes, and many have activities and sample answers to help you assess your progress. You can even download an activity statement when you have finished. To take advantage of our free courses, sign up for a free OU account and enrol on as many as you like.