Centre for Lifelong Learning

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.

Current brochure for all courses

Download our 2017/18 brochure here: 2017/8 Brochure - Centre for Lifelong Learning (PDF  , 11,116kb). Paper copies can be requested by emailing us.

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


Writing with News Flair

Non-accredited Saturday course


Beginning your Family History

Non-accredited Saturday course


A Day in Medieval Bruges

Non-accredited Saturday course


New Churches Conservation Trust partnership

Wednesday 20 June 2018

From September, the Centre for Lifelong Learning is excited to be delivering the established PGDip in Parish Church Studies: History, Heritage and Fabric programme in association with the Churches Conservation Trust (CCT).

BBC History Magazine's Weekend York

Thursday 17 May 2018

The University of York's Dr Emma Wells will be appearing at BBC History Magazine's Weekend 2018.

Dr David Turner appears on BBC One programme

Friday 20 April 2018

Railway detectives discussed on Heir Hunters.

Twitter updates

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.