The University of Newcastle, Australia

New FutureLearn partnership to deliver Bachelor of Arts online

Friday, 28 September 2018

Next week, UON and FutureLearn will jointly announce a partnership to deliver our Bachelor of Arts online. This is an important expansion of the University’s long history of flexible delivery.


The online BA adopts FutureLearn’s ‘try-before-you-buy’ model, whereby learners are able to join the first courses in each ‘Program’ or course for free. This allows learners to try out the course material, see if the subject area is right for them, and get a sense of the work involved in the course before committing to the full degree.

Professor Darrell Evans, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) commented, “We are excited to join FutureLearn in this important expansion of the University’s long history of flexible delivery. This partnership builds on our already established experience in delivering innovative learning for our students and is a core component in delivering on our NeW Education Framework. We are looking forward to engaging with the full suite of social learning tools and innovative pedagogy on FutureLearn.”

Professor Catharine Coleborne, Head of School of Humanities and Social Science, added,  “What is exciting about this degree, is that we are opening up our BA degree to new learners who are curious about the world and who are keen to create ideas. The degree will be flexible; students can tailor their study to their interests and career goals, also accommodating life’s other commitments. We aim to showcase the exciting experience of being in an online classroom, with the added dimension of having students from varied perspectives and places participate.”

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