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Cardiff University to offer online courses

FutureLearn has teamed up with the university Credit: Cardiff University

Cardiff University is the first Welsh university to partner with FutureLearn, offering open online courses.

FutureLearn is the first UK-led provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Starting next year, Cardiff University's first MOOC will be 'Muslims in Britain: Changes and Challenges'.

Professor Patricia Price, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Experience and Academic Standards at Cardiff said: "We're pleased to be one of the first universities to join FutureLearn and to lead the sector in Wales.

"We're now delighted to see this exciting initiative launch which provides further opportunity to extend access across the world to our high quality education experience.

"Cardiff's first MOOC will start in 2014, delivered by the pioneering Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK."