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Submit a proposal to develop a mooc

Applications are currently closed for new MOOC proposals.

MOOCs are a fantastic vehicle for the University to share knowledge with a global audience of learners, and to achieve our strategic priorities. In this 2019 call for new moocs, we are particularly interested in applications that include elements of data skills, analytics or data science training – whether that is the main focus of the course, or just an element – that can be reused as training resources for new external groups and our undergraduate student community.

The MOOC team are available for initial consultation on projects and to assist with the development of costed estimates. Where relevant, ISG may work with Schools or Colleges to identify alternative funding opportunities and/or partner in planning bids. MOOC projects are run in partnership between the academic school, or department, and ISG. 


Proposal form

Download a Microsoft Word version of the application form, complete and submit to


Proposal guide

Download the proposal guide.


If you have any questions about the content required for proposal, do not hesitate to get in touch with the MOOC team and we would be happy to discuss your idea further before submission



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