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Registration open for Cultural Studies online course (MOOC)

30 July 2015

MOOC: Cultural Studies and Modern Languages: an Introduction

The School of Modern Languages is offering a free online distance learning course on Cultural Studies and Modern Languages.

This is open to anyone and ideal for those who are thinking of doing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree with us. Indeed Cultural Studies and Modern Languages is a taster of the studies that, alongside the acquisition of foreign languages, makes up degree programmes here at Modern Languages.

The MOOC will start 12 October 2015 and run for four weeks.

Gloria Visintini, the Lead Educator, says: “Cultural Studies and Modern Languages is a great learning adventure. It takes you on a journey through a number of periods from the Medieval to the modern day, from Russia to Europe and all the way to Latin America. You will learn with a team of 12 academics from the School of Modern Languages. They are experts on different countries and passionate about the study of culture. They will offer you an understanding of how language and objects can reveal insights into nations.”

How to enrol

Registration is now open. To enrol is very simple, go to the FutureLearn website, click the pink button ‘Join now’ and then follow the instructions.

More information about the course is also available on the FutureLearn website.

What is a MOOC?

A massive open online course (MOOC) is a free study course designed to be followed online by large numbers of learners. Our MOOC is delivered in partnership with FutureLearn, the UK’s first MOOC provider established by the Open University.

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Further information

For any queries about this course or any technical issues you may experience with signing up for the course, please email:

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