Online Courses

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Online Courses

Discover our range of online courses, microcredentials and degrees.

The University of Kent is proud to offer a variety of online courses and credit-bearing microcredentials via FutureLearn, and a number of programmes via flexible and blended learning.

Choose from our online study options

Kent courses via FutureLearn

  • Online Short Courses: Learn new skills with a flexible online course. Over 3-4 weeks, pursue your interests or advance your career with our short online courses. 
  • Microcredentials: Our online microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly-growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. 

Online degrees direct from Kent

  • Online degrees: Kent's online degrees are delivered directly by the University via flexible and blended learning. 

Discover FutureLearn

Kent's partnership with FutureLearn allows yo u to develop new skills, earn independent certification or gain academic accreditation across a range of short online courses

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A variety of online courses to fit your needs

Ranging from a few weeks to a few months, find the one that suits you

Microcredentials (via FutureLearn)

International Relations: Politics in Turbulent Times  

Explore key political challenges confronting diplomacy in the 21st century and enhance your knowledge of modern global politics.

3 Courses | Postgraduate | 12 Weeks

Online courses (via FutureLearn)

Browse the courses below to find something that fits your needs. Kent is continuing to develop a range of courses via FutureLearn in different subject areas and are always adding more. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us

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How to Fundraise: A Guide to Fundraising for Non-Fundraisers

Online Course (3 weeks | 4 hrs per week)

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Communicating Effectively with Vulnerable Children and Young People

Online Course (4 weeks | 4 hrs per week)

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Concurrent Programming in Erlang

Online Course (4 weeks | 5 hrs per week)

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Functional Programming in Erlang

Online Course (4 weeks | 5 hrs per week)

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From Waterloo to the Rhine: The British Army 1815-1945

Online Course (4 weeks | 4 hrs per week)

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Understanding Autism

Online Course (4 weeks | 3 hrs per week)

Freedom of Movement, Refugees, Traffickers and Smugglers

Investigate the role, reach, and scope of border controls in generating modern forms and means of flight.

Law and the Framing of Migrants and Migration

Explore how discourses and law frame migrants and migration and whether the notion of migration crisis is justified.

Law's Absence and Law's Failings

Investigate the extent to which international law protects the rights of non-refugee forced migrants.

Business Management and Leadership

Discover what makes a successful leader and build your own leadership skills.

Business Planning to Grow Successful Companies

Explore the world of business, analyse business environments, and learn how to successfully expand into foreign markets.

Understanding Marketing Basics

Grow your marketing skills and learn to connect your business with your target audience.

How Politics Works: From the Individual to an International Scale

Prepare yourself for a degree in politics.

Understanding Politics

Equip yourself for further study with this introduction to politics.

FutureLearn Campus

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It was the opportunity to explore my industry from a different point of view, while obtaining a recognised qualification. I looked further into the course and saw how part-time study would fit in with my personal and professional commitments.