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The Centre for Lifelong Learning offers an exciting range of postgraduate distance learning courses, as well as options for local learners who are looking for an accredited course or to study for pleasure.

2020/21 Course Update

Centre staff are working from home, and we do not yet have a date to return to the office. We do not have access to our usual printing or postage facilities. As a result we won’t be producing the usual paper copy of our annual brochure.

Instead for our non-accredited programme (both Saturday and longer courses) we have released details of the Autumn term courses only, via this website. All Autumn term course information is available online through this website.

We will be releasing the accredited programme for the full year - all details are available online through our website.

Current Programme

We are unable to make & distribute a paper brochure for the academic year 2020/21 - we have released details about our Autumn Term courses online via this website.

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Postgraduate courses

Study online to gain a Postgraduate Diploma
or MA

MOOCs: massive open online courses

Free online courses designed by 
York academics

Undergraduate courses

Flexible programmes tailored to adult learners who have not studied for some time

Non-accredited courses

Study for pleasure with our evening, day and weekend classes

Upcoming courses and events


The Creation of the County of Yorkshire

Online History and Heritage Course


The English Reformation in Ten Books

Online History and Literature Course


CLL PG Diploma Geology students publish in Deposits Magazine

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Two students from the Centre for Lifelong Learning's Postgraduate Diploma in The Geology of Yorkshire & Northern England have recently had articles published in Issue 56 of Deposits Magazine.

Society for Church Archaeology Journal

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Centre for Lifelong Learning's Dr Emma Wells, appointed Assistant Editor of Journal of Church Archaeology.

CLL's Dr Emma Wells reveals historical rivalry

Monday 7 January 2019

Centre for Lifelong Learning's Dr Emma Wells, reveals the historical rivalry between two of Britain's most beautiful cathedrals.

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Whilst every effort is made to avoid changes to the programme, details may be altered without notice at any time. The Centre for Lifelong Learning reserves the right to withdraw or amend any part of its programme without prior notice. The Centre operates within the Old complaints procedure of the University as a whole.