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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.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) update - suspension of face-to-face teaching

Effective immediately, the Centre has suspended face-to-face teaching for the remainder of the academic year. 

So we can continue to support our students, we are working towards putting some of our courses online, by setting up live seminars that students can join through Collaborate - a tool for online meetings that is similar to making video calls. 

We will contact you once we have made arrangements for your course either by email or telephone. 

Centre staff will be working from home - should you have any queries please contact us by email ( or call 01904 328473 and leave a voicemail message.

All of us here at CLL would like to thank you all for your patience and for your continued support whilst we arrange this. 



Current brochure

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

Request a paper copy by emailing us at

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


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.