Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
We offer several MOOCs: Massive Online Open Courses. These allow you to explore scientific subjects from the comfort of your own home. As the name implies, these courses are free and open to everyone.
Human Rights for Open Societies
This course offers you an introduction to one of the world’s most intricate human rights systems: the European Convention on Human Rights.
Professionalism in an era of change
In this course you will look into how recent developments have changed the work of professionals and how this affects professionalism.
Understanding child development: from synapse to society
In this course, you will learn that child development is complex and is influenced by a surprisingly rich number of factors at many different levels.
Unravelling solutions for Future Food problems
This course offers you an introduction in the world food problem: how can we feed the growing world population in a sustainable way?
Inequality and democracy
How does economic inequality affect democracy? What can we do about it?
This online course focuses on the principles and practice of clinical epidemiology, and elaborates on examples from relevant literature.
Ebola: Essential knowledge for health professionals
During this course you will gain the fundamental knowledge any health professional should have with cases or a general interest in the Ebola disease.
The exposome: cracking the science about what makes us sick
This course is about discovering the non-genetic drivers of health and disease, since our genes alone do not determine our fate.
Frequently asked questions about our MOOCs
When can I enroll in a MOOC?
There are four start dates for each MOOC during the year, which are listed below.
|Start date 1||10 Feb|
|Start date 2||4 May|
|Start date 3||7 Sept|
|Start date 4||2 Nov|
However, these start dates are flexible. You can register for and start a MOOC at any time and follow the course at your own pace.
How can I enroll in a MOOC?
You can enroll by clicking one of the MOOCs listed on this page. You will find more information about the MOOC and a link to the Coursera website where you can enroll.
How do I access my MOOC course?
When you have chosen a MOOC and completed the enrollment process, you will receive access to the online environment from which you can take the online course. From here you will receive all the information you need to complete the course.
Do I receive a certificate when I have successfully completed a MOOC?
You can choose whether you want to receive a certificate or not. A certificate is proof that you completed and passed the course. In order to get a Course Certificate, you must complete an online verification, pass all assignments in the course and pay the course certificate fee.
What kind of topics can I study through MOOCs?
You can take an online course in almost any research topic. MOOCs can teach you about a new language, mathematics, economics, arts, you name it.
The MOOCs of Utrecht University can be found at Coursera; an international platform for MOOCs. The available MOOCs are listed at the top of this page.