High quality, flexible, open access education for all

Centre for Lifelong Learning 

Our 2017/8 programme is now available. Whether you are looking to study for credit or for pleasure, we will 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:

New! We now offer our PGDip in Creative Writing face-to-face as well as online.

Find out about our new face-to-face Postgraduate Diploma using the link below:

We are now offering online postgraduate diplomas in five subjects.

Click on the links below to find out more information‌:

Courses Brochure

Our 2017/8 brochure is now available to download. Please note it is a large file so may be slow to download.

2017/8 Brochure - Centre for Lifelong Learning (PDF  , 11,116kb)‌.

Request a paper copy by emailing the Centre.

Dates for your diary


Plotting and Planning a Novel (Fully Booked)

Non-accredited Saturday course


Venice, Florence, and Palermo: The Making of Italy (Second Cohort)- Fully Booked

It is difficult to imagine but until the nineteenth century Italy was but a collection of independent city-states and papal dominions. However, we can trace a recognisable ‘Italian’ spirit and ethos as early as the tenth or eleventh centuries. This course will study three of the most paradigmatic Italian cities; it will explore the way in which their enterprising spirit, their art, and their socio-political developments helped to shape modern Italy.

Undergraduate Study

  • 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 Study 

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Non-accredited Courses

  • 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 

Non-accredited courses »

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.