Lifelong learning - Arts

12 September 2023

UC Arts welcomes older learners who want to engage their minds with a wide range of stimulating courses. Whether you're interested in ancient civilisations, local or world history, literature, languages, politics, or philosophy, UC Arts has courses that will inspire and invigorate you. Learn about Lifelong learning options with UC Arts.


What can I study?

Completed Arts courses can be credited to a certificate, diploma, or bachelors degree if you choose to pursue a more formal course of study. Undergraduate subjects offered by the College of Arts:

Time commitment

UC undergraduate courses typically run in semester 1 or 2, but a compressed six-week summer school also operates between November and January.

Allow about 150 hours for each 15-point course. For semester-long courses that is a workload of just over 10 hours a week on average, including reading the online course materials and working on assignments.

Am I eligible?

The courses are open to anyone eligible to enrol at the University of Canterbury. If you have any questions about eligibility please contact: 

Phone 0800 VARSITY (827 748)

What is the cost?

Each individual course has a fee based on the degree area and level of the course. You only pay for the courses you choose to take. Visit Qualifications and courses for course descriptions and costs.

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