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Learning for pleasure, or for university credit

Making the University of York accessible to the local community

High quality, flexible, open access education for all

Centre for Lifelong Learning 

Bookings are now being taken for this year's programme and this site has been updated with new courses on offer for the upcoming term. Whether you are looking to study for credit, for pleasure, or via distance learning, we have a course for you. 

We are committed to providing high quality learning opportunities that give local learners access to the University. We pride ourselves on public engagement, providing courses, events and lectures that engage adults from all backgrounds.

 

New! We now offer an online MA in English Building History. 
This exciting new course is a collaborative programme delivered by Lifelong Learning and the Department of Archaeology. Click on the link below to find out more information:


We are now offering online postgraduate diplomas in five subjects.

Click on the links below to find out more information‌:

Courses Brochure

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Courses brochure 16/17 (PDF  , 10,514kb)- Please be aware that the file is large and may be slow to open.

Request a paper copy by emailing the Centre.

Dates for your diary

Sat
25
Feb

The Knights Hospitaller: Warriors and Builders

One of the most successful military orders, the Knights of St John of Jerusalem, grew in power and prestige in the time of the Crusades, after which they moved from the Holy Land, first to Rhodes and then to Malta. This course will examine the history of the order from its origins to the fortification of Valletta, Malta, in the sixteenth century.

Sat
25
Feb

Maya Art and Architecture

Maya civilisation flourished on the vast jungle lowlands of the Yucat√°n peninsula and the highlands of Guatemala and Honduras. Their artists created paintings, sculptures and monuments that have intrigued and delighted people ever since.

Sat
25
Feb

Bringing Children's Stories to Life: Writing 9-12 Fiction

This day course is for anyone who wants to write children's fiction for nine to twelve year olds, but isn't sure where to start.

Study for credit

  • An open-access, flexible, study programme tailored to adult learners 
  • Aimed at those who have not studied for some time
  • Take on the challenge of part-time study at university level

Undergraduate-level credit 

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Study for pleasure

  • Adult evening, day and weekend classes
  • Pursue your interests in a wide variety of disciplines
  • New collection of skills courses to improve your employability
  • A wide range of one-off Saturday sessions throughout the year 

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In the community

Many of our courses are run in collaboration with local community partners.

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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.