Online learning - free or cheap courses - history etc

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Blueeyedgirl21 Tue 04-May-21 23:16:01

Hi
Does anyone know of any free or cheap courses on European history I could do - I have an interest in general 16th century European history-ish (Habsburg empire especially) and in the Balkans.

I’ve seen a few on the uni of Oxford site but I’m thinking that might be jumping in at the deep end

I’d prefer it to be in my own time with quiz type answers or short form, no long essays (more than 1000 words) for now, as I write a lot with work and don’t want to feel burnt out

It’s for fun really

Any ideas?!

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Cormoran Wed 05-May-21 03:13:56

Here you are
www.coursera.org/browse/arts-and-humanities/history
select audit course, no certificate and it will be free.
I loved the European n one here oyc.yale.edu/courses

and some good ones from Harvard here www.edx.org/course/subject/history again no certificate, no fee

Tiggles Wed 05-May-21 06:07:02

Have you tried futurelearn?

cariadlet Wed 05-May-21 06:28:44

Great Courses Plus sponsor some of the podcasts that I listen to. They seem to have a huge variety of courses and I think you can get a free trial.

Unescorted Wed 05-May-21 06:32:55

The OU have free courses at different levels.

Solasum Wed 05-May-21 06:34:06

FutureLearn have a wide variety

Blueeyedgirl21 Wed 05-May-21 09:49:11

Thanks so much everyone !!! I’ve signed up to one on futurelearn but there is no start date and they will just email when it’s starting so I assume if they don’t have the numbers they won’t bother ?

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