LONDON, December 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
FutureLearn, the leading global social learning platform, owned by The Open University, will partner with Australia's Deakin University to offer a range of postgraduate degrees. This is the first time a MOOC (massive open online course) provider has offered several degrees, fully online, entirely on its platform. The degrees in Cyber Security, Information Technology, Financial Planning, Humanitarian and Development Action, Property, and Diabetes Education will be available from early 2017.
Students will study free, short 'taster' courses before deciding to commit and enrol in the equivalent of a university subject. The fee-paying programs will combine several short FutureLearn courses, to make learning manageable and flexible.
FutureLearn CEO Simon Nelson said: "We are delighted to be partnering with an institution at the forefront of online learning like Deakin, to lead the way in bringing this type of qualification to students all over the world. Studying a postgraduate degree is a significant commitment so we are very pleased to be able to give students the opportunity to start to learn for free and pay-as-they-go before committing to the full degree. Our aim is to allow our learners to study a full degree flexibly, whenever they like, wherever they are, fitting the courses around the rest of their lives."