Personal and Professional Development
UBC Continuing Studies
UBC Continuing Studies offers flexible courses and certificate programs for lifelong learners to upgrade their skills for career or academic reasons, or to explore topics out of general interest.
UBC Continuing Professional Education
Continuing professional education is available through a number of UBC faculties and academic units. Please follow the links below for information.
- Faculty of Applied Science:
- Faculty of Education
- First Nations House of Learning
- Faculty of Forestry
- Continuing Education in the Health Sciences:
- Faculty of Land and Food Systems
- Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia
- Sauder School of Business at UBC:
- Faculty of Science
UBC Public Lectures
Lifelong learners are welcome to participate in a variety of UBC lectures, seminars and special events open to the public at the UBC Point Grey campus and in downtown Vancouver at UBC Robson Square. Public lectures are offered regularly by:
UBC Credit Studies for Lifelong Learners
Under Age 65
Lifelong learners under the age of 65 who are interested in taking credit courses must first be admitted to UBC and given eligibility to register. Please follow the links below for information.
In addition to campus-based studies, credit courses are available online and at a distance. For information, see the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology.
Ages 65 and Over
The University of British Columbia currently offers lifelong learners ages 65 and over the opportunity to take most UBC credit (degree related) courses for general interest, free of application, tuition or student fees. Some conditions apply. Find out more about these UBC credit courses by viewing the Access Studies section of the UBC Student Services website.
Note that this is not applicable to UBC Continuing Studies non-credit courses. View UBC Continuing Studies courses of special interest to seniors here.