The University of Groningen offers young and old, with or without prepatory training, 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 Introduction to Dutch and Understanding the GDPR are ranked in Class Central Top 100.
For questions about MOOCs please contact Tom Spits , coordinator MOOCS.
Upcoming online courses
Get familiar with the skill set of a successful student assistant and young professional in this course by our Educational Support and Innovation team.
>> 18 August - 2 November 2020!
Learn about decision making in complex situations and under uncertainty in this course by the Faculty of Economic and Business.
>> Join us 8 September - 7 December 2020!
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.
>> Doe mee van 20 januari - 29 maart 2020!
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.
>> Join us now!
Krijg een goede basiskennis van het Nederlands recht met deze cursus van de Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid.
>> Doe mee: 18 maart - 1 juni 2020!
Learn how to master the fundamentals of the Dutch Language in this course by the University of Groningen Language Centre.
>> Join us 24 February - 30 March 2020!
Learn how to master the fundamentals of the Frisian Language in this course by the Faculty of Arts.
>> Join us 3 March - 4 May 2020!
Language representation in the brain can be studied by testing language during awake brain surgery.
>> Join us 17 March - 8 June 2020!
Investigate the role of multilingualism in society by the Department of Frisian Language and Culture and Campus Fryslân.
>> Join us 24 March - 1 June 2020!
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.
>> Join us 7 April - 8 June 2020!
Learn about the role of religion in conflicts and peacebuilding in this course by the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies.
>> Join us 3 March - 25 May 2020!
Learn about the seventeenth-century Scientific Revolution and its role in shaping the modern Western world in this course by the Faculty of Philosophy.
>> Join us now!
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.
>> Join us 17 February - 27 April 2020!
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).
>> Join us now!
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.>> Join us now!
Our MOOCs in the press
- FutureLearn and University of Groningen re-think Europe beyond the EU, PSA
- Free online courses gain popularity, NOS
- 3,000 sign up to learn Frisian online, Groningen course a global hit, Dutch News.nl
- 20.000 mensen willen 'hallo' en 'tot ziens' leren zeggen, NOS
- Free online energy transition course, Energy Live New
- Understanding the GDPR course top-10 best free online course for advancing your career, Mail Online
- Groningen has 2 courses in the Class Central Top 100 MOOCs of all time