MOOCs (Massive open online courses)
Our massive open online courses – or MOOCs – bring The University of Manchester's teaching to a global audience.
All you need to undertake a MOOC is an Internet connection. Unlike other courses they are free of charge and a typical MOOC lasts six to eight weeks. At the end you may choose to receive a certificate of completion for a small fee.
Your study on a MOOC takes place entirely online, through videos, discussions, quizzes, and reading and research activities.
Clinical Bioinformatics: Unlocking Genomics in Healthcare
The course will illustrate how the discipline of clinical bioinformatics bridges the cutting-edge science and the delivery of genomic medicine in clinical practice.
Clinical Bioinformatics: Unlocking Genomics in Healthcare on Coursera
Global Health and Humanitarianism
This course will give you an overview of global health and humanitarianism in theory and in practice. These two fields overlap, and are connected, in many significant ways. We have used three key themes to explore these subjects, presented by three keynote speakers who are leading specialists in their fields.
Global Health and Humanitarianism MOOC
Graphene and 2D Materials
Gain a foundational understanding of the world of two-dimensional materials, including graphene, starting with the concept of what two-dimensional materials are, how they're produced, their unique and superlative properties, and the range of potential applications.
Graphene and 2D Materials on Coursera
This course will cover the key enabling technologies that underpin biotechnology research: enzyme discovery and engineering; systems and synthetic biology; biochemical and process engineering; and sustainable manufacturing, including responsible research innovation and bioethics.
Industrial Biotechnology on Coursera
Introduction to Molecular Spectroscopy
The course introduces the three key spectroscopic methods used by chemists and biochemists to analyse the molecular and electronic structure of atoms and molecules: UV/Visible; Infra-red (IR); and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopies.
Introduction to Molecular Spectroscopy on Coursera
Introduction to Physical Chemistry
This course offers a rigorous introduction to physical chemistry suitable for undergraduates starting university. The course provides a unique, in-depth introduction to the three main pillars of physical chemistry: thermodynamics, kinetics and quantum mechanics.
In 2015, Introduction to Physical Chemistry won the Natural Sciences Discipline prize at the Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards and the Guardian University Award for online and distance learning.
Introduction to Physical Chemistry on Coursera
Managing Responsibly: Practising Sustainability, Responsibility and Ethics
This course will help you to look at management practices to make them more sustainable, responsible and ethically informed.
Managing Responsibly: Practising Sustainability, Responsibility and Ethics on Coursera
Our Earth: Its Climate, History and Processes
This course will help you to develop a greater appreciation for how the air, water, land, and life formed and have interacted over the last 4.5 billion years.
Our Earth: Its Climate, History and Processes on Coursera
Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries Part 1: Understanding Complex Problems
Explore what can be done to solve the complex problem that half a billion people worldwide do not have adequate water supplies and two billion do not have improved sanitation. You'll develop the skills you need to address this major global challenge of the 21st century.
Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries Part 1 on Coursera
Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries Part 2: Developing Effective Interventions
This is our second MOOC in a two-part sequence and looks at ‘Developing Effective Interventions’. Here we invite you to develop analytical skills and a deeper understanding of the interventions and solutions to this complex, controversial policy problem.
Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries Part 2 on Coursera