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Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Newcastle University offers online courses you can study at your own pace. We also work with FutureLearn to provide free courses in a wide range of topics.

Our online courses provide opportunities for clinical professionals to develop skills.

We also share a range of courses to the public through our collaboration with FutureLearn.

At Newcastle we also run courses on campus. Develop your knowledge and skills through our continuing professional development courses.

Online medical programmes

Our Faculty of Medical Sciences offers a suite of online postgraduate programmes and modules that can be studied for continuing professional development. They are perfect for clinicians, healthcare professionals and aspiring academics.

View our courses.

Short online medical courses

The Faculty also offers short online courses: bitesize topics of 30 minutes to two hours learning. 

Book a short online course.

Free short courses

We work with FutureLearn to deliver free online short courses on its social learning platform.

Our courses run at various points in the year and range from three to six weeks. You're expected to check in and study for a couple of hours in each week. 

As a taster, we offer courses in ageing, dementia, entrepreneurship and Hadrian's wall. You can find our full course offering on the FutureLearn website. 

Find a free online course with FutureLearn.