As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.
Academics at the University of Leeds lead pioneering research that addresses major global challenges, in areas such as energy, water and climate change, human health and wellbeing. The University works in interdisciplinary teams to find innovative solutions to global problems such as poverty, hunger and crime. It strengthens communities through its outreach and public engagement.
The diverse range of FutureLearn courses developed by the University of Leeds will allow the exploration of new and different ways to provide online education. The University wants to reach a global audience, meeting the growing worldwide demand for access to higher education, so that the outstanding knowledge it creates can benefit a wider community.
Faculty of Biosciences
Discover the human abdomen and how it works.
Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
Explore the use of medicines in treating cancer and take your first steps towards becoming a science writer.
Understand what innovation means and consider the history and developments of innovations that are important in our daily lives.
What role does chemistry play in healthcare and our ability to diagnose and treat patients?
With chemistry providing us an endless amount of possibilities, what would you choose to develop?
What can we learn about Earth, and other planets in and beyond our solar system, by studying their atmospheres?
Faculty of Environment
How do we ensure that the difficult decisions about the management of natural resources are just and fair for all?
Differences in values can create conflict. How can we learn to manage our natural resources with integrity?
How does language help us develop our relationship with nature and determine the rights of access and ownership?
Complexity in nature arises from a myriad of simple interactions. How can this lead to an unpredictable dynamism?
War and conflict can severely disrupt the governance of the environment. What is the impact on both people and the environment?
General Science Courses
What science discoveries will you choose to write about?
Can chemistry help to feed a growing population, or overcome increasing bacterial resistance?
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