University of Southampton Online Course on Social Media

The University of Southampton is awarding online course on social media. This is a two weeks course intended for anyone who wants to gain a basic understanding of social and digital networks.

The overall objective of this course is to explore the impact of social media on the world and learn how to put it to good use in everyday life. The course will start on May 8, 2017.

Course at a Glance

Length: 2 weeks
Effort: 3 hours pw
Subject: Social Media
Institution: University of Southampton and Future Learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course Starts on May 8, 2017

Providers’ Details

Southampton is a place for ambitious people keen to stretch their intellectual abilities and help change the world. From the birthplace of the technologies which drive the Internet to ground-breaking medical breakthroughs in conditions such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and asthma, the University of Southampton has spent the last 60 years changing the world.

FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around their life.

About This Course

Social networks have emerged over the past 10 years in various forms to play a fundamental role in our lives. But do we actually understand these networks? And are we using them in the right ways. This course will teach applicant not just about the qualities and differences between social networks but also the impact they can have on our lives.

Why Take This Course?

Applicants will explore the impact of social media on the world and learn how to put it to good use in everyday life.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the course applicant will learn different ways for managing their own networks in a professional way to help their own career development.

In fact the course itself is a social network. University encourage applicant to interact with other learners from all around the world to directly put into practice the lessons of the course and build their own online networks for learning and professional purposes.


David Millard

He is Associate Professor of Computer and Web Science at the University of Southampton, UK. Researching online social systems and digital storytelling.

Lisa Harris

Teaches digital literacy & digital marketing @UniSouthampton. Deputy Director Web Science Institute. Fascinated by disruptive technology in business & education.


The course is intended for anyone wanting to gain a basic understanding of social and digital networks. This might come before seeking out further study opportunities, starting a business, or as part of their existing training.

It will appeal to computer science, web science, business studies or marketing graduates, students and practitioners wishing to expand their knowledge.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link.
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, student will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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