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Manchester launches second MOOC

03 Jun 2014

The second massive open online course (MOOC) from the University is now under way

water supply

Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries examines current conditions and trends in water and sanitation services in low and middle income countries. 

The free course, which runs for six weeks and is the first of a two-part series, is the second programme of its kind to be offered by the University, following the launch of An Introduction to Population Health in April.

A typical MOOC lasts between six and eight weeks and is taught mostly through videos, supplemented by discussion forums, self-test quizzes and reading or web research activities. Anyone who achieves a pass grade in the activities and usually a final assignment is awarded with a certificate of completion.

Over the coming months, we’ll be launching the following additional MOOCs:

  • Introduction to Physical Chemistry – 2 June
  • Global Health and Humanitarianism – 16 June
  • Our Earth: Its Climate, History and Processes – TBC

The courses highlight research strengths within the University and the teaching excellence in each of these areas. 

Further information

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To learn more about the forthcoming courses, visit: