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The Centre for Lifelong Learning offers an exciting range of courses for learners who are looking for an accredited course or to study for pleasure.

2022/23 Programme Update

For the 2022/23 academic year, we will be offering a mix of course modes for both long and short courses with some courses remaining on Zoom, but many now being offered back in the classroom.

Please ensure when you make a booking for a course that the mode of delivery meets with personal requirements - each course is only offered via one delivery mode.

We have now released the details for our Accredited Modules, Learning for Pleasure Courses, and our Saturday Courses. All course information is available online through this website, and we would encourage you to register at your earliest convenience as many courses sell out quickly.

Students signing up to work towards a Certficate of Higher Education should bear in mind that for future terms they may need to attend courses in York, in person.

Again, we thank all our learners for their support during these challenging times, and we will continue to keep you updated about the programme over the course of the current academic year.

The Centre also offers a reduction in course fees for people receiving benefits: any such reduction is at the discretion of the Head of Lifelong Learning and appropriate evidence must be supplied with the application. Please contact the Centre for more information about eligible benefits and reduced fees.


Current Programme

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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


‘Where the world meets the sky': A journey through the poetical landscapes of Alfred Lord Tennyson

An 8 week literature course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)


The Visual Politics of 21st Century Refugee and Migrant Crises in Europe

A 7 week history of art course (University of York Campus, Classroom-based)


The Poetry of the Romantic Era

An 8 week online literature course


Upcoming courses and events at a glance 



John Lee records podcast about the Medieval Clothier

Wednesday 27 January 2021

John, who teaches medieval and local history at the Centre for Lifelong Learning, features on The Medieval Podcast alongside host Danièle Cybulskie.

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.

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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.