Java is an object-oriented programming language, which can be a great skill for anyone to have, whether you're a developer or not.

For web and application developers however, Java is particularly useful as it designed to work across all platforms that support it with the fewest dependencies as possible.

If you're already familiar with Java and looking for somewhere to upskill, or maybe you're a complete beginner eager to learn a new skill online courses are a great place to start.

If you’d like to learn more about Java there are lots of online tutorials out there that can help you. Here are some of the best online courses to choose from.

You might also want to check out our list of the best online coding course providers UK.

LinkedIn Learning Java Tutorials

  • Price: £24.98/ $33.56 a month (one month free trial)
  • Duration: Varies depending on choice of course

LinkedIn Learning offers a range of Java courses and tutorials for beginners and experienced developers that want to learn a new skill.

The tutorials cover all the basics to understand the core language such as syntax, flows and methods to get rid of any errors during a project.

One the basics have been covered, the tutorials also provide the option to learn some complex concepts of object-oriented programming, such as inheritance and encapsulation.

The tutorials are divided into four sections with quizzes for every chapter.

Pluralsight Online Bootcamp

  • Price: £24/ $32.24 a month (free 10-day trial)
  • Duration: varies depending on choice of course

Pluralsight provides an online bootcamp of Java courses, which are split into beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

It offers a total of 15 courses with insight into how to build, deploy and scale programs using Java. All courses provide detail on the required basics to becoming a Java developer.

The courses are divided into sections with added quizzes and challenges to complete after each course.

Pluralsight also offers videos and study materials for detailed learning. The courses vary in length from 3h to 47h.


  • Price: Basic courses are free, pro package is £15.99/ $21.48 a month
  • Duration: Length varies depending on course

If you’re a complete beginner then this is the tutorial for you. Codecademy offers a free java programming course that teaches participants the basics of the language.

Students will complete various different projects that include building a simple car payment loan calculator and a classroom grades analyzer. Overall there are seven projects and four quizzes.


  • Price: starts from £13.99/ $18.80 
  • Duration: Length varies depending on the course

Udemy is a wonderful resource for all things tech. The online course provider currently has 107 free Java courses with a whopping 1112 paid course available too.

You can choose from beginner, intermediate or expert level and use their helpful filters to find the right course for you. It couldn’t be easier.

Here are some we like: 

Java Programming Masterclass for Software Developers

Java Programming for Complete Beginners - Learn in 250 Steps

Java In-Depth: Become a Complete Java Engineer!


  • Price: Free
  • Duration: varies depending on course

LearnJava provides a variety of interactive and free online courses for learning Java, from beginner to experienced. The tutorials are short exercises that users can access directly from the website, without the need to install anything.

The range of tutorials is broken down into eight basic courses and 10 courses for advanced users.


  • Price: Free
  • Duration: Varies depending on course choice

EdX offers online Java courses from Microsoft, The University of Carlos III Madrid (UC3M), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and other top universities and institutions around the world.

Most of the courses are self-paced so you can work at your own speed and won’t have to wait around for enrolment.

We like: 

Introduction to Java Programming: Starting to code in Java

Object Oriented Programming in Java

Oracle Java Tutorials

Software development firm, Oracle, provides a range of free online Java tutorials for beginners and programmers eager to learn Java.

The tutorials are organised as practical guides for users to create applications easily, grouped into 'trails'  covering basic as well as specialised lessons, which are more advanced. It also includes a tutorial on how to create a GUI (Graphical User Interface).

All trails are also available in a book ‘The Java Tutorial, Sixth Edition’ which is available to buy on Amazon.


  • Price: Free
  • Duration: Varies depending on choice of course

Skillshare gives users the opportunity to learn Java for free, from beginners to expert programmers that may want to learn a new skill.

The tutorials can be as short as 15 minutes to over one hour in length. The website also shows a list of different options of courses, and you can also view user reviews to decide if any given course is the right one for you.

Skillshare also provides a hub for developers and programmers to deliver their own tutorials.


  • Price: Free
  • Duration: Varies depending on selected course

Codementor offers a collection of tutorials, courses and tip and tricks for users to learn the Java programming language.

All of the tutorials and courses are free of charge, with direct links to sites where users can go straight to the course of their choice.

Codementor also provides a list of the best developer tools for users to consider.