Online learning resources

The University has partnerships with a number of online learning platforms through which you can access free online courses covering a range of subject and skill areas.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform which you can access anytime, anywhere. provides over 15000 self-paced learning courses covering a diverse range of topics. These include IT and software such as Office 365, MS Teams and programming; project management, data analysis and statistics; professional skills, managing your time and working with others; and creativity including drawing, painting and music. These are freely accessible using your University of Leeds login. Courses are led by experts, and are on average an hour long, broken down into bite-sized video modules.

How do I access it?

On a desktop, navigate to: https://lnkd.in/fwXHwcK

When using the LinkedIn Learning app for iOS/Android, select “Sign in with your organization portal” and enter leeds.ac.uk.

FutureLearn Campus

FutureLearn is an online course platform offering short courses on a range of topics. The University offers courses in a range of subjects on FutureLearn including academic skills such as critical thinking and research ethics, and subject-specific courses including topics in environment, chemistry, business, and medicine.

Students at the University of Leeds now have free upgraded access to University of Leeds courses on FutureLearn via FutureLearn Campus. Upgraded access includes access to end of course tests, digital certificates of achievement when you complete a course, and access to courses for as long as they exist on FutureLearn.

How do I access it?

You can find the full list of courses and access instructions on Minerva. (Please note you may be asked to log into your University of Leeds account when you follow the link to access this page).

Help and support

If you have any trouble accessing Futurelearn courses, email onlinecourses@leeds.ac.uk

University of Leeds on Coursera 

Coursera is an online learning platform offering thousands of online courses created in partnership with world-leading education institutions and organisations.   

University of Leeds on Coursera gives you free access to all Coursera courses created by participating institutionsThis includes 3,800 courses and 400 Specializations (collections of courses).  

You can take any course you want, whenever you want. Courses are usually 4-6 weeks long but can be studied at your own pace. When you complete a course and pass the assessments you will earn a Coursera certificate which can be shared on LinkedIn or your CV. 

How do I access it? 

  • Go to this URL: https://coursera.org/programs/university-of-leeds-on-coursera-6er00  
  • If you already have a Coursera account with your University email address (@leeds.ac.uk) Click Log-in  
  • If you do not have a Coursera account with your University email address (@leeds.ac.uk), click on the “Sign up button in the middle of the screen, and sign up to Coursera using your University of Leeds email address (@leeds.ac.uk)  
  • You will receive an email to confirm your Coursera membership. Follow the directions in the email and your registration with Coursera will be complete.  
  • You can view the Coursera for University of Leeds catalogor you can also use the ‘What do you want to learn’ search bar to find relevant courses.  

How long will have access to University of Leeds on Coursera? 

Coursera and their partners, including the University of Leeds, are coming together to provide free access to Coursera to help minimize the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on students around the world. You will be able to enrol on courses for free until 31 October 2020, and will have free access to any courses that you have enrolled on by then until 31 December 2020.

 How is University of Leeds on Coursera different to the main Coursera site (coursera.org)? 

University of Leeds on Coursera gives you full access to Coursera courses for free. If you accessed these courses through the main Coursera website you would have to pay for full access. The course experience is the same if you sign up for a course through University of Leeds on Coursera or the main Coursera website.  

Help and support 

If you have any difficulty logging into University of Leeds on Coursera, please access the digital education helpdesk for support.