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About University of Cambridge Online

Our Mission

We improve professional thinking and performance through flexible online learning led by University of Cambridge academics.

University of Cambridge Online offers a broad programme of online short courses from the University of Cambridge. Our aim is to deliver premium online learning experiences for professionals who want to advance their careers, connect with a network of peer learners, and gain insight from leaders in the field.

Our Courses

Our offering has been designed and developed using the latest in learning design theory and technology(Opens in a new window). Our courses are fully online and offer a flexible way to fit learning around your life.

Each course includes a balance of:

  • academic-led seminars

  • collaboration with peers

  • individual study to challenge and support you in achieving your objectives

Our courses cover a range of subject areas, but each course has a strong focus on real-world applications for individuals and businesses.

Browse all our online short courses.

Our Community

Dr Imoh Ilevbare: Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

“The University of Cambridge Online platform gives access to those who do not have the opportunity to be physically present in Cambridge, enabling them to still obtain useful knowledge from a global institution.

The experience is unique in that it allows asynchronous learning, giving the learner the opportunity to go through the course at their own pace. We can provide support as and when needed, given the practical and hands-on nature of the course.

We’re looking forward to launching more courses on the University of Cambridge Online platform and opening up to the world the wide knowledge base we have at Institute for Manufacturing and Centre for Technology Management.”

Kasia Lanucha: Intercultural Trainer, University of Cambridge

“My Intercultural Communication course balances a very fine line between providing learners with the right amount of theory and practice.

Since I’ve been made familiar with the teaching methodology of University of Cambridge Online, I can tell the difference between a “good” online course and “not so good” online course. Social learning is the key element and there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that it works. Every module and every activity has been carefully thought through to best serve the learner.”

Asli Derya: Head of Learning Design, University of Cambridge Online

“From a learning design perspective, we have established an expert team of learning designers. Our learning design framework and the pedagogical approach sets us apart from many other learning experiences available out there which is why University of Cambridge Online is so special. Our professional centred learning approach allows us to create social and applied learning experiences, whilst still ensuring academic rigour is applied.”