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.

We have recently moved offices, but not far! We are now located on the lower ground floor of the Information Centre, which is the same building we were in previously. Do pay us a visit if you would like to speak to someone in person.

Current brochure - 

A pdf version of our brochure is available here: 2019/20 Brochure - Centre for Lifelong Learning (PDF , 14,883kb).

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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


Travelling in the Middle Ages

8 week History and Heritage course


The Dreyfus Affair

8 week History and Heritage course


The Old Testament in Art

8 week Religion, Culture and Philosophy 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.