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Top 18 most popular free online courses from the best universities in the world

Whether you're itching to attend a lecture at Yale or try out a University of Michigan course before going to graduate school, online learning offers a convenient way to explore your interests or learn valuable new skills, reports Insider.

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On e-learning platforms like edX, Coursera, and FutureLearn, you can take thousands of online courses from accredited universities, many of which are completely free. Most also offer additional paid certificates of completion that you can add to your resume or LinkedIn, or are part of longer programs that could potentially be a more affordable alternative to studying on campus.

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To narrow down the free options, we've highlighted the most popular free online courses from top universities according to US News.

We have defined popularity by the highest number of current enrollments and have included courses that are part of longer certification programs (because you can still take them for free).

Harvard University - CS50 Introduction to Computer Science

  • Register here
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Related Courses or Programs: Computer Science for Game Development (Professional Certificate), Computer Science and Mobile Applications (Professional Certificate); Computer Science for Web Programming (professional certificate); Informatics for artificial intelligence (professional certificate); AP® CS50 Computer Science Principles (XS Series)

With almost 3 million enrollments, this introductory computer science course covers the fundamentals of problem solving and algorithmic thinking, including abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development.

MIT - Introduction to Computer Science and Programming with Python

  • Register here
  • Duration: 9 weeks
  • Related Course or Program: Computational Thinking with Python (XSeries)

More than 1 million students have enrolled in MIT's entry-level computer science course, designed for people with no previous experience. Students learn the basics of computer science and Python programming, as well as some simple algorithms.

Stanford University - Machine Learning

  • Register here
  • Duration: 11 weeks

With over 4 million enrollments, this introductory machine learning course provides a broad overview of the field, covering the fundamentals of machine learning, data mining, and statistical pattern recognition.

UC Berkeley - The Science of Happiness

  • Register here
  • Duration: 11 weeks
  • Related Courses or Programs: The Science of Happiness at Work (Professional Certificate)

This positive psychology course not only reveals what it really means to be happy, but also provides students with easy-to-apply exercises and tips for maintaining long-term happiness and well-being.

Oxford University - From Poverty to Prosperity: Understanding Economic Development

  • Register here
  • Duration: 6 weeks

This course explores how a society can achieve financial prosperity by looking at the political, social, and economic factors that influence a country's development, including national identity, scaling, and international trade.

Columbia University - Financial Engineering and Risk Management Part I

  • Register here
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Related Courses or Programs: Financial Engineering and Risk Management Part II

For those interested in financial engineering, a field that combines economics, mathematics, statistics, and computer science, this course will introduce students to financial modeling while also providing enough context (such as the 2008 financial crisis).

University of Washington - Fundamentals of Machine Learning: A Case Study Approach

  • Register here
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Related Course or Program: Machine Learning Specialization

No matter what you intend to use machine learning for, this course will help students gain applicable knowledge by providing practical examples and exercises to teach Python programming, data analysis, and more.

University of Cambridge - Teaching English Online

  • Register here
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Related Courses or Programs: Exploring the World of Teaching English

This course, run by Cambridge English Assessment (part of the University of Cambridge), is for experienced English teachers who want to start their practice online, covering everything from virtual classroom communication to professional development.

Caltech - Evolving Universe

  • Register here
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Related Courses or Programs: Solar System Science

The Caltech Introductory Astronomy course covers planetary systems, stars, galaxies, black holes, quasars, and larger structures to help students expand their understanding of the physical universe as a whole.

Johns Hopkins University - COVID-19 Contact Tracing

  • Register here
  • Duration: 1 week
  • Associated Courses or Programs: Measuring and Maximizing the Impact of COVID-19 Contact Tracing; Fighting COVID-19 Through Epidemiology: A Lesson from Johns Hopkins

As the work of contact tracing becomes more accessible around the world, this short course, which comes with a free certificate of completion, covers the basics of contact tracing (as well as the ethical principles behind it).

Yale University - Wellbeing Science

  • Register here
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Related Courses or Programs: Introduction to Psychology; Managing emotions in times of uncertainty or stress

Adapted from Yale's most popular course on campus, the Science of Wellbeing course offers an overview of what really makes us happy, as well as quick checks and actions to help track your emotions as you progress through the course.

University of Pennsylvania - English for Career Development

  • Register here
  • Duration: 5 weeks
  • Related Courses or Programs: English for Business and Entrepreneurship

This course, created jointly by the University of Pennsylvania and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State, introduces students to learning English in work situations, from writing a cover letter to passing a job interview.

University of Chicago - Understanding the Brain: The Neuroscience of Everyday Life

  • Register here
  • Duration: 10 weeks

Get a detailed overview of how the human brain works in this introductory course that explores how the nervous system creates behavior, how we use our brains, and how neuroscience can explain our problems.

Princeton University - Algorithms, Part 1

  • Register here
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Related Courses or Programs: Algorithms, Part 2; Computer Science: Algorithms, Theory and Machines

For those thinking of a career as a programmer, this course covers all the basic knowledge of algorithms and data structures that you need to know, including elementary data structures, sorting and searching algorithms.

University College London - The Many Faces of Dementia

  • Register here
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Related Courses or Programs: Dementia and the Arts: Sharing Experiences, Developing Understanding and Improving Lives

Dementia affects an estimated 44 million people worldwide, and this course aims to improve dementia care by exploring four lesser known forms of dementia and their symptoms, as well as the experience of diagnosing dementia.

University of Toronto - Introduction to Psychology

  • Register here
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Related courses or programs: The Social Context of Mental Health and Disease; Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19; The Art and Science of Relationships: Understanding Human Needs

In addition to learning the basics of human psychology and development, such as memory, learning, attention, perception, and consciousness, students are also introduced to some of the most fascinating experiments in psychology today.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - Programming for Everyone (Getting Started with Python)

  • Register here
  • Duration: 7 weeks
  • Related Courses or Programs: Python for All (Specialization)

This course is ideal for students with basic computer and math skills.

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It covers the basics of Python 3 programming and teaches you how to use tools like functions and loops to eventually write your first Python program.

Imperial College London - Mathematics for Machine Learning: Linear Algebra

  • Register here
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Related Courses or Programs: Algorithms, Part 2; Computer Science: Algorithms, Theory and Machines

For those thinking of a career as a programmer, this course covers all the basic knowledge of algorithms and data structures that you need to know, including elementary data structures, sorting and searching algorithms.

 

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