Coventry University partners with FutureLearn to offer 50 online degrees

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Coventry University, from England, and FutureLearn, one of the largest MOOC platforms in the world, announced that they will offer 50 online degrees over 5 years, focusing on postgraduate programs.

The first master’s degrees will be available in early 2018 and will include programs in the areas of business, law, health, and life sciences.

Students will be able to take courses for free before deciding to enroll in a degree, which will be pay-as-you-go to offer flexibility.

Ian Dunn, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience at Coventry University, said that online learning has an opportunity to revolutionize education.

“For Coventry, the growth of our online programs will be a catalyst to revolutionize the way we teach at our university.”

The CEO of FutureLearn, Simon Nelson, stressed the necessity of finding new ways of teaching due to economic uncertainty around the world.

“(We are delighted) to deliver an initiative of such scale and significance to the global higher education market. In the face of political and economic uncertainty, UK universities need to find new ways to attract and serve an international cohort of students, as well as compete globally.”