Understanding Violence Against Women Free Online Course by University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is offering free online course on Understanding Violence Against Women: Myths and Realities. This course is for anyone interested in challenging violence against women, you don’t need any prior experience of the topic.

In this six-week course, applicants will learn how to challenge attitudes that lead to violence against women and develop your knowledge of this human rights issue. This course will start on September 18, 2017.

Course At Glance

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 2 hours/week
Subject: Understanding Violence Against Women: Myths and Realities
Institution: University of Strathclyde and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on September 18, 2017

Providers’ Details

The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest city. Its commitment to useful learning guides its research, learning and teaching – and the way it works with businesses and organisations.

About This Course

The United Nations considers violence against women to be a grave violation of human rights of epidemic proportions.

Such violence has profoundly negative consequences for individuals, communities and entire societies. This is why violence against women is a priority issue for governments and societies around the world.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

  • A deeper understanding of the origins and concepts of violence against women in private and public life as currently defined.
  • A developed awareness of the nature and extent of Violence against Women in private and public life
  • A critical approach to societal views, attitudes and responses to Violence against Women
  • An informed understanding of the impact of Violence against Women on individuals, families and communities
  • An awareness of examples of good practice and strategies for preventing Violence against Women


This course is for anyone interested in challenging violence against women, you don’t need any prior experience of the topic.


Roisin mcgoldrick

Roisin mcgoldeick is a teaching fellow at Strathclyde University and also a registered social worker.

Anni Donaldson

Anni Donaldson is a Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the University of Strathclyde. I specialise in domestic abuse and violence against women research, practice development and teaching.

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, students 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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