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FutureLearn

Course Marketplace

8.5
10
Our winner
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Mindvalley

Education Company

7.1
10

FutureLearn vs. Mindvalley - 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.

Mindvalley logoMindvalley

Mindvalley is an online learning platform that offers courses on personal growth, spirituality and the health of the mind and body. Through its inspiring content, it has become one of the most popular platforms in the self-help space.

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
Mindvalley logoMindvalley
Subscription plans
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PERSONAL

FutureLearn Unlimited

Unlimited access to 1400+ online courses from FutureLearn

$20 - 40 USD per month
Mindvalley logoMindvalley
PERSONAL

Mindvalley membership

Access to all of Mindvalley’s 100+ quests, as well as their private network and 1,000+ guided meditations & therapeutic sounds.

$30 - 50 USD per month
Pros & cons
FutureLearn logoFutureLearn
    Pros
  • Wide range of courses from top universities
  • Affordable subscription
  • Cons
  • Limited free course access
Mindvalley logoMindvalley
    Pros
  • Wide range of personal growth topics
  • Engaging learning experience
  • Cons
  • Courses can be expensive
  • Limited course offerings

General information

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Type
Course MarketplaceEducation Company
Number of courses
2000+100+
Popularity

Relatively niche

Relatively niche

Available categories
Business Analytics & IntelligenceComplianceData ScienceDesign ToolsDigital MarketingEntrepreneurshipFinanceIT CertificationsLanguage LearningLeadership
MeditationPersonal Growth & WellnessSelf Esteem & ConfidenceMental Health
Available languages
English
English

Evaluation

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Full score
8.5
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7.1
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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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Ios
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Android

Company

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Company name
FutureLearn LimitedMindvalley Sdn Bhd
Company size

Medium

Medium

Founded in
20122003
Headquarters

United Kingdom

🇬🇧

Malaysia

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Founders
The Open UniversityVishen Lakhiani
External reviews
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4.36888 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.

Mindvalley logoMindvalley

Mindvalley offers a unique collection of courses on spirituality, mindfulness and health, created with popular figures from the space. We like that the courses have a consistently high quality and come in easily digestible bite-sized formats. Overall, we recommend Mindvalley for students that want "life advice" and courses that are inspirational, rather than just practical. If you're looking to acquire more concrete skills, other platforms might be better suited for you.

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