Moons, Certificate | Part time online | FutureLearn | United Kingdom
2 months
159 USD/full
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Explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special and ask whether we send humans to our Moon again with Moons at The Open University by FutureLearn.

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There are lots of moons in our Solar System. The Earth is the only planet with just a single moon. Some are bigger than ours. Many are much smaller. Some moons have ongoing volcanic eruptions. Others have rivers of liquid methane. A small handful may even be home to primitive life.

Key facts:

This Moons at The Open University by FutureLearn  will allow you to explore the rich diversity of moons in our Solar System. With experts from The Open University, you’ll explore the fundamental processes that have shaped them, and the relationship between our Moon and the Earth.The course was produced with the kind support of Dangoor Education.

Programme Structure


  • What are moons?

  • Moons and what they are made of; craters and cratering

  • Volcanism on moons, Europa, small moons

  • Our Moon and how it has been explored

  • What we have learned from the Moon

  • Water on the Moon, and the future of lunar exploration

  • Exploring other moons:

  • Moons and the future; how many of them host life?

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An interest in learning about the moons of our Solar System and the methods used to understand them. Prior knowledge of astronomy is not expected.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    159 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 159 USD for the full programme during 2 months.
  • National

    159 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 159 USD for the full programme during 2 months.

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