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FutureLearn

Course Marketplace

8.5
10
Our winner
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Treehouse

Education Company

7.8
10

FutureLearn vs. Treehouse - complete comparison

Overview

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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.

Treehouse logoTreehouse

Treehouse is an online learning platform that offers courses in web design, web development and mobile development. With a focus on practical skills, Treehouse provides interactive coding exercises and projects to help learners build real-world applications.

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
Treehouse logoTreehouse
Subscription plans
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PERSONAL

FutureLearn Unlimited

Unlimited access to 1400+ online courses from FutureLearn

$20 - 40 USD per month
Treehouse logoTreehouse
PERSONAL

Treehouse membership

Access to the Treehouse course catalog

$20 - 50 USD per month
PERSONAL

Treehouse TechDegree

Go through a guided curriculum and work towards becoming job-ready in a tech discipline, like Frontend Development or UX Design. Get project and peer reviews, access to an exclusive Slack community and 1-on-1 career support

$200 USD per month
Pros & cons
FutureLearn logoFutureLearn
    Pros
  • Wide range of courses from top universities
  • Affordable subscription
  • Cons
  • Limited free course access
Treehouse logoTreehouse
    Pros
  • Practical skills focus
  • Techdegrees with great learning support
  • Cons
  • Limited course variety outside of tech-related topics
  • Techdegrees are rather expensive

General information

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Type
Course MarketplaceEducation Company
Number of courses
2000+300+
Popularity

Relatively niche

Relatively niche

Available categories
Business Analytics & IntelligenceComplianceData ScienceDesign ToolsDigital MarketingEntrepreneurshipFinanceIT CertificationsLanguage LearningLeadership
Business StrategyProgramming LanguagesWeb DesignWeb DevelopmentGame DevelopmentMobile Development
Available languages
English
English

Evaluation

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Full score
8.5
10
7.8
10
Individual scores
Course quality
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LowHigh
Course catalog
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Treehouse
Less satisfiedVery satisfied
Affordability
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Treehouse
More expensiveHigher value
Career value
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Treehouse
Low valueHigh value
Customer support
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Treehouse
BadGood
Usability
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Treehouse
BadGood

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
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No apps available...

Company

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Company name
FutureLearn LimitedTreehouse Island Inc.
Company size

Medium

Small

Founded in
20122011
Headquarters

United Kingdom

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United States

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Founders
The Open UniversityRyan Carson, Gillian Carson, Alan Johnson
External reviews
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Trustpilot
4.7481 reviews
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Trustpilot
3.913 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.

Treehouse logoTreehouse

Treehouse focuses on tech skills, with both their course subscription and Techdegree programs including access to their library of courses. We like that you can choose between the cheaper, self-service subscription or the more expensive Techdegree programs which come with learning support and a more tailored learning experience. Overall, their course offering isn't as extensive as that of some of their competitors, so if you're looking for more niche courses you might not find them on Treehouse.

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