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FutureLearn

Course Marketplace

8.5
10
Our winner
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Khan Academy

Education Company

7.2
10

FutureLearn vs. Khan Academy - complete comparison

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Description
FutureLearn logoFutureLearn

FutureLearn is a British online learning platform that offers courses developed by their more than 175 university partners worldwide. The platform was founded in 2012 and has since attracted more than 10 million learners worldwide.

Khan Academy logoKhan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization that provides free online courses, lessons, and practice tests on various subjects, like math, computer science, physics, biology, economic studies & many others.

Types of courses
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BACHELORS DEGREE

Bachelor's Degree

Get a Bachelor's degree from one of FutureLearn's partner universities

$10000 - $30000 USD
10-15 hours per week
MASTERS DEGREE

Master's Degree

Get a Master's degree from one of FutureLearn's university partners.

$10000 - $40000 USD
1-3 years
INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

Short Courses

Short courses on a wide variety of topics, created by universities and other institutions

FreeIncluded in subscription
2-4 hours per week
INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

Microcredentials

Create specialized courses created by top academic institutions worldwide. Some courses might count as academic credit towards a degree.

$500 - $1000 USD
6–12 weeks
Khan Academy logoKhan Academy
INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

KhanAcademy courses

Self-paced courses about Math, Science & other academic topics, offered completely for free

Free
Self-paced
Subscription plans
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PERSONAL

FutureLearn Unlimited

Unlimited access to 1400+ online courses from FutureLearn

$20 - 40 USD per month
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Pros & cons
FutureLearn logoFutureLearn
    Pros
  • Wide range of courses from top universities
  • Affordable subscription
  • Cons
  • Limited free course access
Khan Academy logoKhan Academy
    Pros
  • Totally free
  • Wide range of subjects
  • Available through mobile apps
  • Cons
  • Limited advanced courses
  • Very limited learning support

General information

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Type
Course MarketplaceEducation Company
Number of courses
2000+200+
Popularity

Relatively niche

Very popular

Available categories
Business Analytics & IntelligenceComplianceData ScienceDesign ToolsDigital MarketingEntrepreneurshipFinanceIT CertificationsLanguage LearningLeadership
Math
Available languages
English
English

Evaluation

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Full score
8.5
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7.2
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Individual scores
Course quality
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Course catalog
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Affordability
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Career value
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Customer support
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Usability
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Features

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Support options
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
Available apps
No apps available...
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Company

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Company name
FutureLearn LimitedKhan Academy
Company size

Medium

Large

Founded in
20122006
Headquarters

United Kingdom

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United States

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Founders
The Open UniversitySal Khan
External reviews
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4.7481 reviews
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4.568300 reviews
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4.6163000 reviews
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3.467 reviews

Our opinion

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Summary
FutureLearn logoFutureLearn

FutureLearn is one of the few online learning platforms that offer full online degrees. We also like that you can access a lot of their regular courses for free for a limited amount of time, with the upgrade to the paid course being offered as an optional add-on. In contrast to some other similar companies, their offering is also a lot more streamlined and easier to understand, which we think is another benefit of FutureLearn. That said, their catalog isn't as big as that of some of their competitors, which means that you might not find the course you're looking for, especially if it's a bit more niche. Overall, we can recommend FutureLearn for students that want to take full online degrees, as well as students that want to learn with courses from universities, instead of courses from individual instructors.

Khan Academy logoKhan Academy

Khan Academy has a great catalog of completely free courses on Math, Science and other academic topics. The best part is that everything is available absolutely for free, and that their offering is pretty extensive, with course in a variety of different languages. They do however focus mainly on fundamental academic skills, rather than concrete career-relevant topics. Also, you shouldn't expect to get much learning support when learning on KhanAcademy, since this is something they can't deliver as a non-profit reliant on donations. Overall, KhanAcademy is a great place to learn about Math, Science and a lot more completely for free.

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