Short online courses for beginners

These popular courses for beginners are all top rated, can be completed in under 15 hours, and are among the most-completed courses on Coursera in 2019.

Short online courses for beginners

These popular courses for beginners are all top rated, can be completed in under 15 hours, and are among the most-completed courses on Coursera in 2019.

Top beginner courses under 15 hours, sorted by recent completions

You can start and finish one of these popular beginner courses in under 15 hours! Check out the list below.

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