Department for Lifelong Learning

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Department for Lifelong Learning

Life-changing learning

We have over 40 years experience of welcoming adults back into education. We value life and work experience, and lack of traditional entry qualifications is no barrier to entry.

Courses explained

Browse our full range of full-time and part-time courses

Support for mature students

Find out about the support we can offer you, from study skills advice to being assigned your very own mentor

Fees and financial support

How much our courses cost – and what funding options are available

Meet our students

Our current and former students tell you what it’s like to study here

Full-time degrees with a foundation year

Our degrees with foundation year are designed to give people without standard university entry qualifications the best possible preparation for success on the degree of their choice.

Full-time foundation year
Students in the Peak District

Part-time degrees with a foundation year

Our part-time degrees with foundation year are for people who don’t have standard university entry qualifications and want to study towards a degree on a part-time basis.

Part-time foundation year
Student at computer

Certificates in Higher Education

Our Certificates in Higher Education are specially designed for people who are looking for shorter flexible part-time courses of study.

Certificates in Higher Education

Part-time foundation programme

This course is for people who are unsure about which subject they want to study, need some extra preparation prior to applying for a degree course, or can’t immediately commit to full-time study.

Part-time foundation programme

Student profile

'It was easier than I thought'

Ethel explains how her course set up for a masters degree and PhD.

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Former DLL student