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Centre for Lifelong Learning

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Celebrating 25 years of the 2+2 degree
For 25 years we have been offering flexible and accessible opportunities for local adults to return to study on our 2+2 degree pathway. Over 2,000 people from diverse backgrounds have graduated from this programme and for many, it has been both a career and life-changing experience. Read about some of the success stories.

Your invitation
We are opening our doors throughout June, July and August for you to visit the Centre and talk to us about our 2+2 degree and other courses starting this autumn. We will be happy to answer any questions you have about our flexible entry requirements, application process, student funding and any other concerns you may have about returning to study.

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Discover - lady in libraryAre you looking to learn something new? Hoping to make new friends through studying a common interest?

We offer a range of Short courses which you can study for pleasure, to gain an understanding of a new subject or as a taster for further study.

Our certificates are constantly refreshed and include topics in Creative Writing, English, History, Journalism, Psychology and Philosophy. Our short courses incorporate undergraduate and postgraduate level study and include accredited and non-accredited programmes.

Group studyingWould you like to develop your skills and expertise in order to progress your career or find a new career path? We offer a variety of professional development courses in Career Studies, Coaching, Counselling, Early Childhood and Initial Teacher Training as well as an MA in Social Work and PhDs.

We also offer a number of Short courses, 10-week accredited short courses, 10-week postgraduate level awards and 1-year undergraduate level certificates in subjects as varied as Business, Journalism and Psychology and Writing Fiction.

Graduate with daughterAre you looking to achieve a qualification and academic success in a welcoming environment supported by a team that has over 30 years' experience working with mature students? What if you haven’t got Access or A-levels or haven’t studied for some time? What if you want to start at a slower pace to make sure that study is for you and that you can fit it in with other work and family commitments?

The Centre for Lifelong Learning offers levels of study from access courses to prepare you for a degree through to PhD opportunities. Browse our course list to find something that’s right for you or visit our Undergraduate, Postgraduate or Short courses pages to discover what you can achieve with us. If you're not sure which is the right route for you, get in touch.

Study Routes

Gateway (Gateway to Higher Education)

Undergraduate programmes (foundation, 2+2, full-time and part-time degrees)

Postgraduate programmes (awards, certificates, diplomas, masters and PhDs)

Professional development (Career Studies, Coaching, Counselling, Early Childhood, Initial Teacher Training and Social Work)

Short courses (Coaching, Mindfulness, Counselling)

Full course list (a complete list of all of the courses we offer)