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Massive Open Online Courses

The University of Groningen offers everyone - regardless of age or educational background - the opportunity to participate in a number of our online courses. Most of them are MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, which we offer through the British FutureLearn platform .

What is a MOOC?

A MOOC is a free online course, accessible to anyone, anywhere. You can take the course when and where it suits you best and with the wide variety of subjects, there is always something to learn that interests you at that moment. That way lifelong learning suddenly become a lot easier. The courses are developed by our own teachers, educators and audio-visual specialists.

The courses Improving Your Study Techniques, Introduction to Dutch and Decision Making in a Complex and Uncertain World are ranked in Class Central Top 100.

For questions about MOOCs please contact Tom Spits , coordinator MOOCS.

Upcoming online courses

Becoming a Student Assistant: Teaching and Mentoring

Get familiar with the skill set of a successful student assistant and young professional in this course by our Educational Support and Innovation team.

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Decision Making in a Complex World: Using Computer Simulations to Understand Human Behaviour

Understand how humans make decisions by exploring illustrative videos, short articles, and simulations on your own computer.

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Gezondheid na je zwangerschap

Het krijgen van een kind is een bijzondere gebeurtenis, maar na de bevalling kan je eigen gezondheid verwarrend zijn. Ontdek welke gezondheids- en geestelijk problemen je kunt hebben na je bevalling en hoe je weer in beweging kunt komen.

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Support Healthcare

In this course, you’ll learn how to join the discussion on the potential of AI in healthcare in a useful and realistic way.

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Improving Your Study Techniques

In the four-week course Improving Your Study Techniques you will learn how to study according to the proven 3-step model of previewing, studying and revising.

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Inleiding Nederlands Recht

Krijg een goede basiskennis van het Nederlands recht met deze cursus van de Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid.

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Introduction to Dutch

Learn how to master the fundamentals of the Dutch Language in this course by the University of Groningen Language Centre.

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Introduction to Frisian

Learn how to master the fundamentals of the Frisian Language in this course by the Faculty of Arts.

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Language Testing during Awake Brain Surgery

Language representation in the brain can be studied by testing language during awake brain surgery.

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Making Climate Adaptation Happen

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing governing bodies across the globe. In this course, you will be introduced to climate science, the societal effects of climate change, and the responses already available in the form of climate adaptation.

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Multilingual Practices: Tackling Challenges and Creating Opportunities

Investigate the role of multilingualism in society by the Department of Frisian Language and Culture and Campus Fryslân.

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People Networks and Neighbours: Understanding Social Dynamics

This three-week course will help you understand why social processes seem so unpredictable and understand better the basics of social dynamics. It’s designed to show you a new interesting way of approaching questions about social behaviour.

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Protecting Health Data in the Modern Age

This course will explore the protection of health data in light of the GDPR. You will learn about rights, obligations, risks, safeguards and many other related aspects. By exploring the changing data protection landscape, you will improve your awareness of how to protect health data in an evolving digital and technical world.

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Religion and Sexual Wellbeing: Pleasure, Piety, and Reproductive Rights

Explore how religion, culture, and politics intersect with women’s sexual wellbeing.

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Social Network Analysis: The Networks Connecting People

On this course, you’ll get to grips with the basics of social network theory, before considering how different social exchanges impact network structures and dynamics of opinion and product choice.

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Successful PhD Supervision: A Shared Journey

Explore how to supervise PhD students effectively.

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Sustainable Cities: Governing Urban Adaptation Under Climate Change

In this course, you will investigate how governance strategies and policies for making cities more sustainable and resilient in the face of increasing climate risks can be financed and implemented.

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The Scientific Revolution: Discovering the Roots of Modern Science

Learn about the seventeenth-century Scientific Revolution and its role in shaping the modern Western world in this course by the Faculty of Philosophy.

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Understanding Human Behaviour: Introduction to Game Theory and Shared Resources

Explore the issues humans face when sharing and cooperating, and use game theory, models, and simulations to identify solutions.

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Understanding the GDPR

In 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aiming to improve data protection for individuals across the EU will become directly applicable. Organisations will need to be compliant with the new rules and should act immediately.

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Why Do We Age? The Molecular Mechanisms of Ageing

Learn to understand the intricate molecular processes that evolve in our body when we age. in this course by the European Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA).

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Working with Patients with Limited Health Literacy

On this course, you’ll be introduced to the concept of health literacy. You’ll consider the consequences of limited health literacy, why it happens, and where it happens as you examine Europe-wide patterns.

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Young People and Mental Health

Mental health problems often develop during the teenage period. As many as 1 out of 5 teenagers are dealing with these problems. Therefore, it is important that you know how to recognise common mental health problems.

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