200+ Blockchain Courses

Last updated on November 22, 2020

Blockchain is an emerging technology with the potential to disrupt traditional business models and revolutionize the way we do global business. According to LinkedIn, blockchain is the most in-demand hard skill of 2020. Top blockchain-recruiters include: IBM, Oracle, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Amazon, and American Express. An increasing number of universities across the world are offering blockchain courses, to meet the growing demand for blockchain skills.

Below you can search our regularly updated database of blockchain courses offered by accredited universities and colleges. This includes Financial Technology (FinTech) courses where part of the curriculum is focused on blockchain. We cover online blockchain courses, on-campus blockchain courses, and blended blockchain courses. Blended delivery combines online learning with traditional campus-based classroom teaching.

These blockchain courses range from free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), to executive programs and certificates aimed at business professionals, to traditional and online blockchain degrees. For more detailed information about degrees, see our dedicated blockchain degrees page. If you know of any courses not included, please let us know.

University Blockchain Courses

 InstitutionProgramTypeDeliveryCost
Albany State UniversityNexus Blockchain with Data Analytics MinorCertificateCampusPaid
Albany State UniversityNexus Blockchain with Machine Learning MinorCertificateCampusPaid
Amity University OnlinePG Program in Blockchain ManagementCertificateOnlinePaid
Amity University OnlinePG Program in Blockchain Technology & Management CertificateOnlinePaid
Amity University, DubaiBlockchain Technology & Management DiplomaBlendedPaid
aSSIST UniversityMBA AI CryptoDegreeCampusPaid
Austral UniversityBlockchain Disruption [Spanish]CourseOnlineFree or Paid
Bennett UniversityB.Tech CSE (Blockchain Specialization)DegreeCampusPaid
Chengdu University of Info TechBachelor in Blockchain Engineering [Chinese]DegreeCampusPaid
Chitkara UniversityB.Eng CSE (Blockchain Specialization)DegreeCampusPaid
Chitkara UniversityB.B.A. FinTechDegreeCampusPaid
Columbia UniversityBlockchain, Cryptocurrencies & Digital Tokens DemystifiedCourseCampusPaid
Columbia UniversityBlockchain, Cryptocurrencies, AI, & Beyond [High School]CourseCampusPaid
Cornell UniversityBlockchain EssentialsCertificateOnlinePaid
Coventry UniversityMS FinTechDegreeCampusPaid
Creighton UniversityB.S.B.A. FinTechDegreeCampusPaid
CT UniversityB.Tech CSE (Blockchain Specialization)DegreeCampusPaid
D'Annunzio University Master in Blockchain EconomyDegreeCampusPaid
Dalhousie UniversityCertificate in BlockchainCertificateOnlinePaid
Dalhousie UniversityFinTech: The Future of Financial ServicesCourseCampusPaid
Dongguk UniversityMaster's in Blockchain [Korean]DegreeCampusPaid
Dublin City UniversityMS Blockchain - Distributed Ledger TechnologiesDegreeBlendedPaid
Duke UniversityM.Eng FinTechDegreeCampusPaid
Duke UniversityBlockchain Applications MasterTrack™ CertificateCertificateOnlinePaid
Duke UniversityEntrepreneurial Finance: Strategy & Innovation SpecializationSpecializationOnlinePaid
Duke UniversityBlockchain Business ModelsCourseOnlineFree or Paid
Duke UniversityFinTech Law & PolicyCourseOnlineFree or Paid
Esade Ramon Llull UniversityInnovation in Finance: FinTech & Blockchain [Spanish]CertificateOnlinePaid
EU Business SchoolMBA Blockchain ManagementDegreeCampus or OnlinePaid
Fordham UniversityMBA (FinTech Concentration)DegreeCampusPaid
Fordham UniversityMBA (Blockchain Concentration)DegreeCampusPaid
George Washington UniversityGW FinTech Boot CampCertificateCampusPaid
Georgia State UniversityBlockchain Strategy for Business LeadersCertificateCampusPaid
Harvard UniversityFinTechCertificateOnlinePaid
Harvard UniversityIntroduction to Blockchain & BitcoinCourseOnlinePaid
Harvard UniversityBreakthrough Innovation with Blockchain TechnologyCourseOnlinePaid
Hochschule MittweidaMS Blockchain & DLT [German / English]DegreeCampusPaid
Hong Kong University of Science & TechFinTech: Industry Transformation & Regulation SpecializationSpecializationOnlinePaid
Hong Kong University of Science & TechFinTech Foundations & OverviewCourseOnlineFree or Paid
Hong Kong University of Science & TechFinTech Security & Regulation (RegTech)CourseOnlineFree or Paid
Hong Kong University of Science & TechFinTech Risk ManagementCourseOnlineFree or Paid
Hong Kong University of Science & TechFinTech Disruptive Innovation: Implications for SocietyCourseOnlineFree or Paid
IEBSMaster in Blockchain & FinTech [Spanish]DegreeOnlinePaid
IEBSPostgraduate Diploma in Blockchain [Spanish]DiplomaOnlinePaid
IIIT BangalorePG Diploma in Software Development - BlockchainDiplomaOnlinePaid
IIIT BangalorePG Certification in Blockchain TechnologyCertificateOnlinePaid
IIIT HyderabadBlockchain & Distributed Ledger TechnologiesCertificateBlendedPaid
IIITM KeralaAccelerated Blockchain Competency Development ProgramCertificateCampusPaid
IIITM KeralaCertified Blockchain AssociateCertificateCampusPaid
IIITM KeralaCertified Blockchain Business ProfessionalCertificateCampusPaid
IIITM KeralaCertified Ethereum DeveloperCertificateCampusPaid
IIITM KeralaCertified Hyperledger Developer (Fabric)CertificateCampusPaid
IIITM KeralaCertified Hyperledger Developer (Sawtooth)CertificateCampusPaid
IIITM KeralaCertified Corda DeveloperCertificateCampusPaid
IIITM KeralaCertified Blockchain ArchitectCertificateCampusPaid
IILM UniversityMBA FinTechDegreeCampusPaid
IIM CalcuttaAdvanced Program in FinTech & Financial BlockchainCertificateBlendedPaid
IIT KanpurIntroduction to Blockchain Technology & ApplicationsCertificateOnlineFree or Paid
IIT KharagpurBlockchain Architecture Design & Use CasesCertificateOnlineFree or Paid
IIT MadrasSoftware Engineering (Cloud, Blockchain & IoT)CertificateOnlinePaid
IMDDigital FinanceCourseCampusPaid
Imperial College LondonMS FinTechDegreeCampusPaid
Imperial College LondonFinTech ProgramCourseOnlinePaid
IMT GhaziabadBlockchain Technology ManagementCertificateOnlinePaid
INSEAD Business SchoolBlockchain Revolution SpecializationSpecializationOnlinePaid
INSEAD Business SchoolBlockchain Revolution in Financial Services SpecializationSpecializationOnlinePaid
INSEAD Business SchoolIntroduction to Blockchain TechnologiesCourseOnlineFree or Paid
INSEAD Business SchoolIntroduction to Blockchain for Financial ServicesCourseOnlineFree or Paid
INSEAD Business SchoolTransacting on the BlockchainCourseOnlineFree or Paid
INSEAD Business SchoolBlockchain, Cryptoassets, & Decentralized FutureCourseOnlineFree or Paid
INSEAD Business SchoolBlockchain & Business: Applications & ImplicationsCourseOnlineFree or Paid
INSEAD Business SchoolBlockchain Transformation of Financial ServicesCourseOnlineFree or Paid
INSEAD Business SchoolBlockchain Opportunity AnalysisCourseOnlineFree or Paid
INSEAD Business SchoolBlockchain in Financial Services: Strategic Action PlanCourseOnlineFree or Paid
International University of La RiojaBlockchain Application Development [Spanish]CertificateOnlinePaid
International University of La RiojaBlockchain Applied to Business [Spanish]CourseOnlinePaid
Karnavati UniversityBS Cryptography & BlockchainDegreeCampusPaid
Korea UniversityBlockchain Strategy Professional Management ProgramCertificateCampusPaid
Liverpool John Moores UniversityMS Computer Science (Blockchain Specialization)DegreeOnlinePaid
London School of EconomicsCryptocurrency & DisruptionCertificateOnlinePaid
Loyola Marymount UniversityBlockchain Foundations & FrameworksCourseOnlinePaid
Loyola Marymount UniversityBlockchain & IndustryCourseOnlinePaid
Loyola Marymount UniversityBlockchain CasesCourseOnlinePaid
Manchester Metropolitan UniversityMS FinTechDegreeCampusPaid
Miguel de Cervantes European UniversityMaster in Applied Blockchain [Spanish]DegreeOnlinePaid
MITDigital TransformationCertificateOnlinePaid
MITBlockchain Technologies: Business Innovation & ApplicationCourseOnlinePaid
MITBlockchain EthicsCourseOnlineFree
Montpellier Business SchoolMS Finance (Innovative Finance Specialization)DegreeCampusPaid
Moscow Institute of Physics & TechMaster in BlockchainDegreeCampusPaid
Moscow Institute of Physics & TechIntroduction to Blockchain Technology [Russian]CourseOnlineFree or Paid
Nanyang Technological UniversityMS FinTechDegreeCampusPaid
National University of SingaporeLeveraging FinTech for BusinessCourseCampusPaid
New York UniversityMBA in General Management (FinTech Specialization)DegreeCampusPaid
New York UniversityFinTech for Execs: Understanding & Managing InnovationCertificateCampusPaid
New York UniversityCryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, & the BlockchainCourseCampusPaid
New York UniversityBlockchain in SportsCourseCampusPaid
Ngee Ann PolytechnicAround FinTech in 8 HoursCourseOnlinePaid
Northeastern UniversityMS Information Systems (Blockchain Specialization)DegreeCampusPaid
Peking UniversityBlockchain & Digital Finance [Chinese]CertificateCampusPaid
Polytechnic University of MilanMaster in FinTech, Finance & Digital InnovationDegreeCampusPaid
Pontifical Xavierian UniversityBlockchain Technology Fundamentals [Spanish]CourseOnlineFree or Paid
Portland State UniversityBusiness Blockchain CertificateCertificateOnlinePaid
Portland State UniversityBusiness Blockchain Graduate CertificateCertificateOnlinePaid
POSTECHPOSTECH Blockchain Executive ProgramCertificateCampusPaid
Princeton UniversityBitcoin & Cryptocurrency TechnologiesCourseOnlineFree
Rice UniversityFinTech Boot CampCourseCampusPaid
RMIT UniversityMaster of Blockchain Enabled BusinessDegreeCampusPaid
RMIT UniversityBBus (Blockchain Enabled Business)DegreeCampusPaid
RMIT UniversityGraduate Certificate in Blockchain Enabled BusinessCertificateOnlinePaid
RMIT UniversityGraduate Certificate in Emerging Technologies & LawCertificateOnlinePaid
RMIT UniversityDeveloping Blockchain StrategyCourseOnlinePaid
RMIT UniversityDesigning Blockchain SolutionsCourseOnlinePaid
Rutgers UniversityNew Technologies for Business LeadersCourseOnlineFree or Paid
Ryerson UniversityBlockchain: Risk ManagementCourseOnlinePaid
Saxion University of Applied SciencesBitcoin Basic CourseCourseOnlineFree
SGH Warsaw School of EconomicsBlockchain, Smart Contracts & Digital Currencies [Polish]CertificateCampusPaid
Sharda UniversityB.Tech CSE (Blockchain Specialization)DegreeCampusPaid
Singapore Management UniversitySMU Certified Blockchain DeveloperCertificateCampusPaid
Singapore Management UniversityAdvanced Certificate in Blockchain for BusinessCertificateCampusPaid
Singapore Management UniversityBlockchain FundamentalsCourseCampusPaid
Singapore Management UniversityBlockchain & Digital TransformationCourseCampusPaid
Singapore Management UniversityBlockchain Technology Developments & Industry AdoptionCourseCampusPaid
Singapore Management UniversityBlockchain Solutions ImplementationCourseCampusPaid
Singapore Management UniversityBlockchain Governance, Compliance & RegulationCourseCampusPaid
Singapore Management UniversityBlockchain SustainabilityCourseCampusPaid
Singapore Management UniversityDemystifying Blockchain in Commodity Trading IndustryCourseCampusPaid
Singapore Management UniversityBlockchain for Business Application & StrategyCourseCampusPaid
Singapore Management UniversityBlockchain: Embarking on the JourneyCourseCampusPaid
Singapore Management UniversityBusiness Implications of Blockchain TechnologyCourseCampusPaid
Singapore Management UniversityPlanning & Prototyping a Blockchain SystemCourseCampusPaid
Singapore Management UniversityHands-on Practical Applications of BlockchainCourseCampusPaid
Singapore Management UniversityDigital Assets & Blockchain TechnologyCourseCampusPaid
Singapore Management UniversityBlockchain & Smart ContractsCourseCampusPaid
Singapore Management UniversityDLT, Data Privacy, & Secure Data SharingCourseCampusPaid
Singapore Management UniversityUnleash the Potential of Blockchain TechnologyCourseCampusPaid
Singapore PolytechnicFinTech Fundamentals ProgramCertificateCampusPaid
Singapore PolytechnicFinTech - Blockchain (Beginners)CertificateCampusPaid
Singapore PolytechnicFinTech - Blockchain (Intermediate)CertificateCampusPaid
Singapore University of Social SciencesMaster of FinanceDegreeCampusPaid
Singapore University of Social SciencesGraduate Diploma in FinTechDiplomaCampusPaid
Singapore University of Social SciencesGraduate Certificate in FinTechCertificateCampusPaid
Sogang UniversityMaster's in Blockchain [Korean]DegreeCampusPaid
SP Jain School of Global ManagementProfessional Certificate in FinTechCertificateOnlinePaid
St Petersburg State UniversitySoftware Development Using NEO Blockchain TechnologyCertificateCampusPaid
Stanford UniversityCryptocurrencies & Blockchain TechnologiesCourseOnlinePaid
Stanford UniversityBlockchain & Cryptocurrency: What You Need to KnowCourseOnlinePaid
SUPSICertificate of Advanced Studies in BlockchainCertificateCampusPaid
SUPSICertificate of Advanced Studies in FinTechCertificateCampusPaid
Swinburne University of TechnologyMaster of FinTechDegreeCampusPaid
Swinburne University of TechnologyGraduate Certificate of FinTechCertificateCampusPaid
Tsinghua UniversityBlockchain Industry & Applications [Chinese]CourseCampusPaid
Tsinghua UniversityBelt & Road FinTech Advanced ProgramCourseCampusPaid
UC BerkeleyBlockchain Fundamentals Professional CertificateCertificateOnlinePaid
UC BerkeleyBitcoin & CryptocurrenciesCourseOnlineFree or Paid
UC BerkeleyBlockchain TechnologyCourseOnlineFree or Paid
UC IrvineBlockchain SpecializationSpecializationOnlinePaid
UC IrvineThe BlockchainCourseOnlineFree or Paid
UC IrvineCryptography * Hashing OverviewCourseOnlineFree or Paid
UC IrvineThe Merkle Tree & CryptocurrenciesCourseOnlineFree or Paid
UC IrvineThe Blockchain SystemCourseOnlineFree or Paid
UCLAIntroduction to Blockchain for Business: Security TokensCourseCampusPaid
UCLABlockchain Business ApplicationsCourseCampusPaid
Universidad EuropeaMaster in FinTech & Blockchain [Spanish]DegreeOnlinePaid
Universidad EuropeaMaster in Disruptive Technologies for Business [Spanish]DegreeBlendedPaid
Universidad EuropeaBlockchain Bootcamp [Spanish]CertificateBlendedPaid
Universidad EuropeaBlockchain & Bitcoin Postgraduate Program [Spanish]CertificateCampusPaid
Universidad EuropeaDisruptive Technologies for Business Postgraduate Program [Spanish]CertificateCampusPaid
Università della Svizzera italianaMS FinTech & ComputingDegreeCampusPaid
University at SUNY - BuffaloBlockchain Specialization
SpecializationOnlinePaid
University at SUNY - BuffaloBlockchain BasicsCourseOnlineFree or Paid
University at SUNY - BuffaloSmart ContractsCourseOnlineFree or Paid
University at SUNY - BuffaloDecentralized Applications (Dapps)CourseOnlineFree or Paid
University at SUNY - BuffaloBlockchain PlatformsCourseOnlineFree or Paid
University College LondonUCL Blockchain Rules Online ProgramCertificateOnlinePaid
University College LondonBlockchain Executive Summer/Winter SchoolCertificateCampusPaid
University College LondonIntroduction to Blockchain & Distributed Ledger TechnologyCourseOnlineFree or Paid
University of AlcaláMaster in Blockchain, Smart Contracts & Cryptoeconomics [Spanish]DegreeOnlinePaid
University of AlcaláMaster in Blockchain Engineering [Spanish]DegreeOnlinePaid
University of AmsterdamFinTech & Blockchain MasterclassCertificateCampusPaid
University of AmsterdamFintech: Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies & Smart ContractsCourseCampusPaid
University of AmsterdamApplied BlockchainCourseCampusPaid
University of ArkansasB.S.B.A. Information Systems (Blockchain Concentration)DegreeCampusPaid
University of ArkansasMaster of Information Systems (Blockchain Concentration)DegreeCampusPaid
University of ArkansasProfessional Master of Information Systems (Blockchain Concentration)DegreeBlendedPaid
University of ArkansasBlockchain Enterprise Systems Graduate CertificateCertificateBlendedPaid
University of BarcelonaGlobal Master's in Blockchain TechnologiesDegreeOnlinePaid
University of BolognaMaster in Finance & FinTechDegreeCampusPaid
University of Cape TownMPhil FinTechDegreeCampusPaid
University of Cape TownFinTech: Disruption in FinanceCertificateOnlinePaid
University of Cape TownFinTech Startups in Emerging Markets SpecializationSpecializationOnlinePaid
University of Cape TownFinancial Regulation & FinTech CompaniesCourseOnlineFree or Paid
University of Cape TownEntrepreneurs in Emerging Markets & Blockchain TechnologyCourseOnlineFree or Paid
University of Cape TownBuilding FinTech Startups in Emerging MarketsCourseOnlineFree or Paid
University of Cape TownStart Up Your FinTech FutureCourseOnlineFree or Paid
University of GenevaCertificate of Advanced Studies Blockchain & DLTCertificateOnline or CampusPaid
University of GibraltarBlockchain & Smart ContractsCertificateCampusPaid
University of Hong KongFinTech Professional CertificateCertificateOnlinePaid
University of Hong KongIntroduction to FinTechCourseOnlineFree or Paid
University of Hong KongFinTech Ethics & RisksCourseOnlineFree or Paid
University of Hong KongBlockchain & FinTech: Basics, Applications, & LimitationsCourseOnlineFree or Paid
University of HuddersfieldMS FinTechDegreeCampusPaid
University of HuddersfieldMS FinTech (Professional Practice)DegreeCampusPaid
University of LiechtensteinBlockchain & FinTech [German]CertificateCampusPaid
University of MaltaMS Blockchain & DLT (Business & Finance)DegreeCampusPaid
University of MaltaMS Blockchain & DLT (Law & Regulation)DegreeCampusPaid
University of MaltaMS Blockchain & DLT (ICT)DegreeCampusPaid
University of MichiganFinTech Innovations SpecializationSpecializationOnlinePaid
University of MichiganBlockchain & Cryptocurrency ExplainedCourseOnlineFree or Paid
University of MinnesotaIT Infrastructure & Emerging TrendsCourseOnlineFree or Paid
University of MumbaiMaster's in FinTechDegreeCampusPaid
University of NicosiaMS Digital CurrencyDegreeOnlinePaid
University of NicosiaMS Computer Science (Blockchain Concentration)DegreeOnlinePaid
University of NicosiaBlockchain Financial Analyst CertificationCertificateOnlinePaid
University of NicosiaBlockchain Business Analyst CertificationCertificateOnlinePaid
University of NicosiaBlockchain Developer CertificationCertificateOnlinePaid
University of NicosiaBlockchain Law, Regulation & PolicyCourseOnlinePaid
University of NicosiaSecurity Token StrategyCourseOnlinePaid
University of NicosiaApplied ForecastingCourseOnlinePaid
University of NicosiaBlockchain Regulatory AcademyCourseOnlinePaid
University of NicosiaIntroduction to Digital CurrenciesCourseOnlineFree
University of OxfordOxford Blockchain Strategy ProgramCertificateOnlinePaid
University of OxfordBlockchain Software EngineeringCertificateCampusPaid
University of PalermoBlockchain Development Executive Program [Spanish]CourseCampusPaid
University of PennsylvaniaFoundations & Applications of FinTech SpecializationSpecializationOnlinePaid
University of PennsylvaniaCryptocurrency & Blockchain: An Intro to Digital CurrenciesCourseOnlineFree or Paid
University of Petroleum & Energy StudiesB.Tech CSE (Blockchain Specialization)DegreeCampusPaid
University of ReadingMS Finance & FinTechDegreeCampusPaid
University of South FloridaFinTech Certificate ProgramCertificateCampusPaid
University of StirlingMS FinTechDegreeCampusPaid
University of StrathclydeMS FinTechDegreeCampusPaid
University of SussexMS FinTech, Risk & Investment AnalysisDegreeCampusPaid
University of SussexBS FinTechDegreeCampusPaid
University of Technology SydneyGet Ready for BlockchainCourseOnlineFree
University of the Basque CountryMS Blockchain Technology & Cryptoeconomics [Spanish]DegreeCampusPaid
University of the CumberlandsExecutive MS Global Business with Blockchain TechnologyDegreeBlendedPaid
University of the CumberlandsMS Global Business with Blockchain TechnologyDegreeOnlinePaid
University of the West of England MS FinTechDegreeCampusPaid
University of TorontoFinTech Boot CampCertificateCampusPaid
University of ZurichDeep Dive into BlockchainCourseOnlinePaid
University of ZurichCertificate of Advanced Studies in BlockchainCertificateCampusPaid
Various RTOsAdvanced Diploma of Applied BlockchainDiplomaOnline or CampusPaid
Various RTOsDiploma of Applied BlockchainDiplomaOnline or CampusPaid
Wayne State UniversityBlockchain Professional CertificateCertificateOnlinePaid
York UniversityCertified Full Stack Blockchain DeveloperCertificateOnline or CampusPaid
York UniversityMaster Certificate in Blockchain (Business Track)CertificateCampusPaid
York UniversityMaster Certificate in Blockchain (Technical Track)CertificateOnline or CampusPaid
York UniversityCertificate in Blockchain DevelopmentCertificateOnlinePaid
York UniversityPost-Graduate Certificate in Back-End & Blockchain DevelopmentCertificateOnlinePaid
Zigurat Business SchoolBlockchain EssentialsCourseOnlineFree

Free Online Blockchain Courses

Whether you’re new to blockchain or have some familiarity with it, you can study the basics of blockchain from the comfort of your own home, for free. A small number of universities offer free introductory online blockchain courses, including:

  • The University of Technology Sydney offers a free online blockchain taster course. Get Ready for Blockchain explores how blockchain technology can offer solutions for a range of issues across different industries. The course is self-paced and can be started anytime.
  • Zigurat Innovation & Technology Business School offers a free online course called Blockchain Essentials. The introductory course is part of the first module of the Global Master’s in Blockchain Technologies degree program, accredited by the University of Barcelona. Students receive six video classes on a weekly basis, and a certificate upon completion.
  • Princeton University offers a free online course on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies. The introductory 11-week course is taught by Arvind Narayanan, an Associate Professor of Computer Science and co-author of a seminal textbook on cryptocurrency technologies.
  • The University of Nicosia (UNIC) offers the first course of its Master of Science (MS) in Digital Currency degree program as a free MOOC. The Introduction to Digital Currencies course provides an introductory overview of decentralized blockchain-based digital currencies. It is co-taught by leading Bitcoin expert Andreas Antonopoulos and UNIC CEO Antonis Polemitis. There are two cohorts a year, in Fall and Spring.

Many more online blockchain courses are available free to audit, meaning that you can access the course materials for free but must pay to receive graded assignments or receive a certificate.

Free to Audit Online Blockchain Courses

Coursera and edX are two of the leading online learning platforms for higher education, home to over 75 million learners. Both were founded in 2012 – Coursera by two Stanford University professors and edX by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Top universities from around the world now partner with them to offer 100% online blockchain courses.

Most courses offered through these platforms are free to audit – allowing you to access course videos, lectures, readings, ungraded assignments, and to participate in discussion forums. However, if you want to access graded assignments and receive a shareable certificate (upon completion), you will need to pay. These programs are therefore listed as ‘Free or Paid’ in our database of University Blockchain Courses.

Coursera Online Blockchain Courses

To take a course for free with Coursera, you need to select the ‘Audit the course’ option when enrolling. Alternatively, prices start at about $39 per course. Upon payment, students have 180 days in which to complete the course and earn a Course Certificate. If you audit the course you can choose to upgrade to the paid version – and earn a Course Certificate – at any time.

Coursera also offers Specializations, comprising a number of individual courses. Fees start at $39 per month, with access granted to all courses in the Specialization. Upon completion of each of the required Course Certificates, students are also awarded a Specialization Certificate. Students who cannot afford to pay for a Course Certificate or Specialization Certificate can apply for financial aid or a scholarship.

Universities offering online blockchain courses through Coursera include:

  • The University of Pennsylvania offers an introductory online course on Cryptocurrency & Blockchain as part of its FinTech Specialization. The course provides students with an understanding of cryptocurrency, the intricacies of blockchain technology, and a strategy for incorporating cryptocurrency into investment plans.
  • Duke University offers an online course on Blockchain Business Models as part of its Entrepreneurial Finance Specialization. The course examines various blockchain technologies and the business situations in which they can be deployed, as well as the risks in doing so. Duke also offers a course on FinTech Law & Policy, which looks at the legal, regulatory, and policy issues associated with cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings.

EdX Online Blockchain Courses

To take a course for free with edX, you need to select the ‘Audit This Course’ option when enrolling. Alternatively, select ‘Pursue the Verified Track’ if you want to include unlimited course access, graded assignments, and a verified certificate. Fees for the verified track are typically between $50 and $300 per course. Financial assistance (up to 90%) is available to students who cannot afford to pay full price. You can also choose to start a course in the audit track and upgrade to the verified track later.

Similar to Coursera’s ‘Specializations’, edX offers Professional Certificate programs made up of a number of individual courses.  Students are awarded a Professional Certificate once they have earned a verified certificate for each course in the program.

Universities offering online blockchain courses through edX include:

Paid Online Blockchain Courses

Many universities now offer paid online blockchain courses. These are often executive programs and professional certificates, specifically designed for working professionals and business executives. As a result, course fees can be high. However, costs do vary and some courses are suitable for anyone interested in learning more about blockchain technology.

Universities offering paid online blockchain courses include:

  • Cornell University offers an online certificate program in Blockchain Essentials. The certificate consists of four two-week courses: Cryptocurrencies & Ledgers; Cryptography Essentials; Blockchain Fundamentals; and Applications of Blockchain Technology.
  • Stanford University offers a short professional online course on Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, which covers the basics of blockchain technology and how cryptocurrencies are created, transacted, and stored. A similar online course exploring the technical aspects of Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain Technologies is offered as part of the Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate.
  • Duke University offers an online certificate in Blockchain Applications. The program focuses on applying blockchain technology to real-world business challenges and comprises courses on: What is Blockchain; Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies; and Blockchain Mechanics. Delivered through Coursera, the certificate is a real module from Duke’s Master of Engineering in FinTech program.   
  • Portland State University offers two online blockchain certificates. The Business Blockchain Certificate is taught at the undergraduate level, while the Business Blockchain Graduate Certificate is taught at the graduate level and designed for business professionals. Both programs focus on how blockchain technology can be applied to transform a variety of business sectors.
  • Loyola Marymount University offers three eight-week online blockchain courses, in collaboration with EmergingEd. Blockchain Foundations & Frameworks provides an introduction to blockchain technology, including cryptocurrency. Blockchain & Industry explores strategies for implementing blockchain technologies within an organization. Blockchain Cases covers public and private blockchains, and smart contract programming.
  • Oxford University offers the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Program, a six-week online blockchain course aimed at business leaders. A strong emphasis is placed on ensuring that decision-makers have sufficient understanding of blockchain to make organizational decisions.
  • The London School of Economics (LSE) offers a Cryptocurrency & Disruption online certificate course. The online course explores blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and the future implications for business and the economy.
  • University College London (UCL) offers an executive online blockchain course called Blockchain Rules. The course explores economic, legal, and regulatory issues related to breakthrough blockchain technologies.
  • Amity University Online offers online certificate programs in Blockchain Management and Blockchain Technology & Management. The online graduate programs cover blockchain and programming fundamentals, including public, private, and federated blockchains, and tools such as Solidity and Corda.
  • The Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad (IMT Ghaziabad) offers an online executive program in Blockchain Technology Management. The five-month certificate program emphasizes how to approach real-world business problems from the perspective of a blockchain consultant.
  • The International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT Bangalore) offers an online graduate certificate in Blockchain Technology and an online graduate diploma in Software Development (Blockchain). The six-month certificate program and 12-month diploma program prepare students to become blockchain developers, by learning coding from scratch and creating smart contracts.
  • Dalhousie University offers an online Certificate in Blockchain. The program consists of three modules and explores blockchain networks, blockchain platforms, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain use cases.

Campus Blockchain Courses

While many blockchain courses are delivered online, a significant number of universities offer on-campus blockchain courses. Unsurprisingly, these tend to be paid courses. However, due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many universities are postponing on-campus courses and switching to remote instruction via online platforms.

Universities still offering campus blockchain courses include:

  • Singapore Management University (SMU) offers a wide variety of campus blockchain courses, including an advanced certificate in Blockchain for Business, and a Blockchain Developer certification program. The SMU campus is located in the downtown centre of Singapore, close to the headquarters of many leading financial and corporate institutions.
  • The University of Zurich offers a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Blockchain. Targeted at professional practitioners, the certificate is taught on-campus at the Center for Continuing Education in Zurich, Switzerland. The program is split into three modules and students cover topics including smart contracts, blockchain platforms, cryptocurrencies, and data protection.

Non-English Language Blockchain Courses

The majority of university blockchain courses are taught in English. However, non-English language blockchain courses are also available. The Spanish-speaking community is particularly well served, with universities from Argentina, Colombia, and Spain offering a range of blockchain courses, certificates, diplomas, and degrees.

Universities offering non-English language blockchain courses include:

  • Austral University in Argentina offers an online course on Blockchain Disruption, taught in Spanish and delivered through the Coursera platform. The free to audit five-week course provides an introductory overview of the technical, economic, legal, and social impact of blockchain technology.
  • The University of Palermo in Argentina offers an executive online course on Blockchain Development, taught in Spanish. The 16-week course is delivered on-campus in Buenos Aires, and is aimed at developers and innovators of blockchain-based systems. Students will learn how to develop decentralized applications in Solidity, and how to use the Ethereum platform.
  • The Pontifical Xavierian University in Colombia offers an online course on Blockchain Technology Fundamentals, taught in Spanish and delivered through the edX platform. The free to audit five-week course examines the origins of blockchain technology, potential blockchain applications, and challenges to achieving mass adoption.
  • Esade Ramon Llull University in Spain offers an Innovation in Finance: FinTech & Blockchain online certificate. Taught in Spanish, the online program explores the impact that new technologies are having on the financial sector, including blockchain, cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, and big data.
  • The International University of La Rioja (UNIR), an online university based in Spain, offers an online certificate in Blockchain Application Development, and an online course on Blockchain Applied to Business. Both programs are taught in Spanish and cover how to apply blockchain technology to different business models.
  • The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Business School (IEBS), an online university based in Spain, offers an online graduate Diploma in Blockchain. Taught in Spanish, the program provides an overview of blockchain technology, including Initial Coin Offerings, decentralized Apps, smart contracts, and cryptocurrencies.
  • The Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology in Russia offers an online course on Blockchain Technology, taught in Russian and delivered through the Coursera platform. The free to audit four-week course provides an introduction to blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, and the Ethereum platform.
  • The University of Liechtenstein offers a Blockchain & FinTech certificate. The program is taught primarily in German (with some English) on-campus in Vaduz, the capital of the Principality. The certificate program covers the basics of FinTech and blockchain technology, including cryptocurrencies.

Blockchain Courses for Matriculated Students

Blockchain courses offered exclusively to matriculated students are beyond the scope of our database of university blockchain courses. There are likely thousands of blockchain classes available to undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students at universities worldwide. For example, Coinbase found that Cornell University alone offers 14 classes on blockchain and cryptocurrency.

If you are a matriculated student interesting in taking a blockchain course, we recommend you search your university’s course catalog or Schedule of Classes. You may need to search for a variety of different terms including: blockchain; cryptocurrency; crypto; distributed ledger; DLT; financial technology; FinTech; Bitcoin.

Continuing with the example of Cornell University, students could search the Courses of Study to find course offerings for the academic year, or search the Class Roster to view scheduled classes by term.

If you are unable to find any blockchain classes at your university, check whether your university has a blockchain club. These student-run organizations sometimes provide alternative blockchain classes, and encourage the introduction of accredited blockchain classes to the university curriculum.

Non-University Blockchain Courses

Our regularly updated database only includes blockchain courses offered by accredited universities and colleges. However, there are many other high-quality blockchain courses available from other institutions.

The Coursera and edX learning platforms offer a range of online blockchain courses, from the likes of the New York Institute of Finance, the Linux Foundation, the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA), EIT Digital, and ConsenSys Academy.

Other online education providers like Udemy, Udacity and LinkedIn Learning offer numerous online blockchain and cryptocurrency courses.

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Nathan Burns

    Looks like you have missed a couple of full qualifications.

    There is also:
    The Advanced Diploma of Applied Blockchain 10747NAT

    And

    Diploma of Applied Blockchain 10849NAT

    Both are government approved qualifications that have been developed in Australia through registered training Organisations.

    RTOs offering the course include:

    Sero Institute – Gold Coast, Australia
    and Brisbane, Australia
    Icollege – Perth, Australia.
    Barrington college – Gold Coast, Australia

    There are also 6 more colleges coming online in the next couple months

    National Institute of Education and Training (NIET)- Brisbane, Australia and Hobart, Australia
    Rhodes Business School – Brisbane, Australia
    Charlton Brown – Brisbane, Australia
    Pacific Training Group – Sydney, Australia and Gold Coast, Australia
    Kingston International college – SYdney, Australia
    Universal Learning Group – Melbourne, Australia

    For further reference:
    Advanced Diploma of Applied blockchain
    Training.gov.au/Training/Details/10747NAT

    Diploma of Applied Blockchain 10849NAT
    Training.gov.au/Training/Details/10849NAT

    1. Admin

      Hi Nathan. Thank you for the additional information – they sound like great programs. We’ve added them to our list of blockchain courses.

  2. Dreams

    Thanks for putting in the effort, it’s really useful!
    Please keep updating the list.

    1. Admin

      Hi Dreams. Glad you found it useful. We’ll make sure to keep updating the list!

  3. MOHIT DESABATHINA

    This information is very useful for the students who have an interest in Blockchain technology. Great job……
    Why don’t you add the world ranking in the column adjacent to the college’s names, it would very helpful for the selection of the colleges.

    1. Admin

      Hi Mohit. Thank you for the positive feedback, we are glad you found the information useful!

      We’ve previously considered including university rankings but there are challenges to this. There are no authoritative university rankings for blockchain, although CoinDesk and Coinbase have done some innovative work in this field. An alternative approach would be to list overall world rankings, using a source like the QS World University Rankings or U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities. However, many of the universities at the forefront of blockchain education would not rank highly using this method, so it might be somewhat misleading.

  4. radha

    Great job…………..
    very helpful to blockchain course interested people.

    1. Admin

      Hi radha, glad you found it helpful!

  5. MUHAMMAD MUHAMMAD BELLO

    I want to become a Blockchain expert

    1. Admin

      Hi Muhammad, that’s great to hear! If you are new to blockchain, we would suggest starting with one of the free introductory online blockchain courses listed above. If you’re more interested in pursuing a degree in blockchain, then check out our dedicated blockchain degrees page.

    1. Admin

      Hi swapna, you’re welcome!

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