Discover top online courses at Alison®. Our free online courses were designed by experts and universities to give you an interactive and enriched learning experience. Alison® online courses are the most affordable and flexible way to learn and gain new skills while earning valuable certificates and degrees, for free.
Explore the evolution of everything from architecture to politics with Alison’s free online history courses. We suggest the short course in International Relations for a fascinating study of how the world has arrived at its current state. If you would love to unearth a slice of history, we recommend the Introduction to Archaeology and if our built heritage is your passion, find out about everything from Bauhaus to brutalism and beyond with Alison’s Diploma in Contemporary Architecture and Design.
Alison’s free online certificate courses in history provide an opportunity to go beyond the norm and discover new areas of interest through past events. We recommend International Relations if you subscribe to philosopher George Santayana’s suggestion that, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Alison’s certificate courses can be completed in a day but are packed with practical information. We suggest the Introduction to Archaeology for its instruction on the techniques used on digs and An Introduction to Irish Family History for expert tips that can help the vast Irish diaspora discover their roots.
Access expert instruction in your own time with Alison’s free online diploma courses in history. We suggest the Diploma in Contemporary Architecture and Design for its exploration of the development of design through the centuries. The Advanced Diploma in Political Ideologies examines the history of fascism, Marxism, conservatism, liberalism, feminism and much more. Gain insights into the important work of preserving our heritage with the Diploma in Architectural Conservation and Historic Preservation. Alison’s diplomas are designed to be completed in less than 20 hours although you can study them at your own pace and for free.