Online education

At Utrecht University, we offer several online education programmes.

Open online courses

Our free 'massive open online courses' (MOOCs) are courses which are open to anyone. These can be taught to groups of thousands of students.

Student studeert met laptop op zitkussens in de Universiteitsbibliotheek in De Uithof.
Utrecht University offers all sorts of online education. Photo by Ed van Rijswijk.

Private online courses

Utrecht University organises 'small private online courses' (SPOCs). These are paid courses in which participants receive extra guidance from an instructor. Peer interaction is an important aspect in these courses. The SPOCs are being taught in small groups (15-20 participants).

The SPOCs can be found at Elevate.

Online Master's

Looking for a postgraduate programme that focuses on epidemiology? Utrecht University offers a complete online Postgraduate Master's Programme in this field. The modules of this Master can be followed separately.

Online and blended courses

Many lectures of Bachelor's and Master's courses are available to the enrolled students. The university offers online and blended courses for teachers to support them with the implementation of IT tools in their education and redesigning of courses to a blended learning format.