Online courses

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Food Science and Nutrition: From the Farm to You

A free online course that will introduce you to the fascinating world of food.

The Food Science and Nutrition: From the Farm to You course explores food’s fascinating journey from the farm to your body and investigates new food technologies and nutrition around the world.

You’ll explore the food supply chain and learn how food processing can make food healthier. You’ll examine how food technologies are revolutionising food production and how new products are developed.

Through case studies you will also understand the importance of micro and macronutrients and what happens to food whilst it is in your body.

Who is this course for?

The course will be particularly useful for anyone who wants to study food science or nutrition at university.

The course is part of the Going to University collection and completing it can help improve your university application by broadening your understanding of food science and nutrition and developing your independent learning skills.

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Environmental Challenges

A collection of five online courses that explore how environmental management policies are developed.

The Environmental Challenges collection consists of five short online courses that look at the relationships between people and nature, and the challenging and difficult decisions we face when managing natural resources.

Accessible for free on desktop, tablet or mobile, the five courses can be taken in any order.

Who are these courses for?

These courses are for undergraduate students and mid-career professionals interested in environmental decision-making.

The courses have been accredited by the CPD Certification Service, which means they can be used to provide evidence of your continuing professional development.

Transport Systems: Global Issues and Future Innovations

Explore how and why transport systems must change in the 21st century.

What are the challenges faced by today’s transport sector? How can transport professionals develop systems that meet the needs of the 21st century?

Get answers to these questions and more with this course exploring the future of transport. You will learn about effective transport planning and modelling, considering how transport solutions can become sustainable, reduce pollution and improve the health and safety of people across the world.

You will also consider how technologies such as connected and autonomous vehicles and high-speed rail might address global issues.

Who is this course for?

This course is for undergraduate students and mid-career professionals interested in a career in the transport industry.

This course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service, which means it can be used to provide evidence of your continuing professional development.

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Geographical Information Science MSc

A Masters course delivered online that will provide you with in-depth and specialist knowledge of GIS techniques.

You will focus on scientific, technical and computational aspects of Geographical Information Science (GIScience), with particular reference to the socioeconomic and environmental sciences.

Core modules introduce GIS, a rapidly evolving area in business and environmental applications. You will be introduced to GIS packages and a range of data sources/techniques, useful for those wanting to undertake social and environmental science research and those keen to understand the application of geotechnology as practitioners. You’ll study theories and concepts underpinning GIS and explore topics including Big Data with advanced visualisation, digital image processing, and geodemographics.

You’ll be provided with a variety of online learning materials throughout the programme. You’ll work as part of a virtual online community, discussing the materials online, collaborating in group tasks, participating in group exercises and generally supporting one another. You’ll also get plenty of one-on-one support. Our qualified tutors are experts in the theory and practice of GIScience and are there to support you and your group.

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