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Delve deeper into subjects that interest me

Updated Friday 27th February 2015

Try some free OpenLearn courses in the subjects that interest you. 

study Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission If you’ve enjoyed some of the 'Explore with OpenLearn' resources, why not take the next step and try out an OpenLearn course for yourself?

If you’re confident online you might choose to go directly to the full catalogue of OpenLearn courses and independently browse the courses available (at a wide range of levels). You can browse all the free content without registering on the website just by selecting from the topic area. Registering will give you full access to a range of features that are not available to guests, such as joining in conversations with other OpenLearners. Signing up to OpenLearn is free and easy, and anyone can create an account. All you need to submit is your name and a valid email address (you will need to check your mail and validate this the first time).
As such a range of options can be overwhelming we have highlighted just a few possibilities from across the subject areas below. All the options suggested are at introductory level (first year of undergraduate study). There is no limit to the number of OpenLearn courses you can do, and everything on OpenLearn is free. You can sample and compare courses on diverse topics or explore a number of courses in the same subject area – especially if you’ve started to identify subject areas that interest you. 

Details of more free OpenLearn courses under these three broad themes are offered as further suggestions in the Subject Pathways. You might want to look at these now, especially if you’re keen to use OpenLearn to look in more depth at subject areas that interest you, or explore a particular broad theme more widely. Alternatively you can move on to the next section to start thinking about your next steps before choosing the appropriate Subject Pathway document for you.

These courses are longer than those in the 'Explore with OpenLearn' section, so it's worth thinking about planning your learning: how much time you have, when you'll study and effective study methods to make sure you get the most out of each session. Check out the top tips for study…

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