Free Online Courses in Politics and Law

Free Online Courses in Politics and Law

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Following the overwhelming interest in previous posts on free online courses in econometricsmathematics andstatistics, as well as an article offering an overview of online professional development courses, we would now like to turn to the related fields of politics and law. Whether you’re a working professional already well into a career or a student looking to bolster knowledge in a specific area, online courses are a great way to build knowledge and expand your skillset.

With the rise of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) over the past decade, open access to knowledge has become quite a hot topic. Moreover, as tuition fees continue to rise in countries such as the United States and United Kingdom, free online courses become an increasingly appealing option for many people. The list below includes both stand-alone courses and classes that are part of online degree programs. Though certain programs require fees, we tried to include only free courses in the list below. All courses offered via these sites are conducted in English.

 

  • Universities with free online classes and degrees in politics and law

o   MIT

Numerous graduate level courses in politics and political science

o   Yale

Multiple graduate level political science courses

o   Stanford

Numerous graduate level courses in polits and law

o   Oxford

Numerous courses and an online MSt in International Human Rights Law

 

  • Online courses in politics and law available through other sources

o   edx.org

o   openculture.com

o   skilledup.com

o   saylor.org

o   academicearth.org

o   alison.com

o   coursera.org

Photo credit: Ed Yourdon