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Free online courses from University of Canterbury

In a changing world, University of Canterbury is a relevant and progressive world-class university, located in Christchurch New Zealand, one of the most resourceful and resilient cities in the world.

UC strives to deliver excellent, research-informed education, and creative and innovative research with staff who are empowered to make a real difference to societies here and around the world. UC prepares its graduates to care, think and be future ready.

The University of Canterbury is a truly holistic place of learning, made up of 7 outstanding dimensions that will prepare you to change the world.

UC Learn | Ako
UC - top 1% of universities worldwide and our graduates help shape the world we live in.

UC Innovate | Auaha
Many UC courses offer hands-on experience in the workplace, helping you to make connections that count in the real world.

UC Connect | Tauhere
UC students are heavily involved in the community, and are playing a vital role in our global resurgence.

UC Bicultural | Kākanorua
At UC we are committed to biculturalism. That’s a good thing for Aotearoa New Zealand, and a good thing for you too. As part of this commitment we work with Ngāi Tahu, the tangata whenua in our region. At UC you’ll gain bicultural perspectives and experience in your courses of study through engaging with course content, ideas and activities in your chosen subjects. You can also take specific courses on Māori language, culture, art

, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

UC Global Citizen | Ira Matatū
UC has exchanges with over 50 universities worldwide, and our unique Erskine Fellowship programme brings 75 international academics each year to teach at UC.

UC Wellbeing | Oranga
UC has a dedicated support system to help you find your way and make the most of uni life.

UC Explore | Tūhura
UC features a thriving students’ association and has over 130 amazing student-led clubs.

To learn more about the University of Canterbury, visit our University of Canterbury MOOCs.

University of Canterbury MOOCs

Browse free online courses in a variety of subjects. University of Canterbury courses found below can be audited free or students can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee. Select a course to learn more.