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.

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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


York historian appears on 'Talking Tudors' podcast

Friday 14 September 2018

Dr Emma Wells, an expert in pilgrimage studies, ecclesiastical history and architecture, has been talking about her work on Tudors and significant historical buildings and sites.

York historian reveals the bad habits of medieval monks

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Dr Emma Wells discusses the behaviour of medieval monks, the special tribunal to investigate rumours of bad behaviour and the pandemonium that was uncovered.

The making of medieval materials

Thursday 19 July 2018

John Lee has recently published a new book exploring the medieval cloth-making trade in England.

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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 Complaints procedure of the University as a whole.