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Do you want to change careers or upgrade your professional skills? Would you like to learn a new language? Are you searching for personal growth?

McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies is a multidisciplinary academic unit devoted to excellence in teaching and learning. Continuing Studies has strong ties with McGill’s faculties and schools and the wider business and cultural communities, providing a wealth of stimulating opportunities for adult learners from diverse backgrounds. Whether you seek a career-advancing McGill certificate or diploma, want to open doors with new language skills, or desire personal growth or professional development opportunities, Continuing Studies is the place to achieve your goals.

Career Advancement and Professional Development

For individuals who seek superior performance in their careers through a university certificate or diploma, Continuing Studies offers innovative programs taught by leading business practitioners who are dedicated to passing on their expertise and hard-won experience through case studies, real-life projects and the best practices of their industries and professions.

Business people looking for job-enhancing opportunities will also find many lectures, seminars, workshops, online courses and webinars tailored to the changing marketplace in areas such as accounting, business analysis, intellectual property, post-traumatic stress disorder, project management, public speaking and social media – all led by highly qualified working professionals.

Language Learning, Translation and Written Communication

Continuing Studies offers a multitude of English, French and Spanish language programs and courses, ranging from part-time evening classes to intensive full-time sessions. Individuals with advanced second-language abilities and those working as translators can bolster their careers by attaining a certificate or diploma in translation.

Individuals who would like to refine their academic writing skills or learn to write for a professional audience, can do so at the McGill Writing Centre (MWC), which offers credit and non-credit courses for both degree program and continuing education students. The MWC also offers workshops, seminars, and tutorials.

Personal Growth and Lifelong Learning

Are you seeking to enrich your life through learning for personal pursuits or civic engagement? You can find it in the Personal and Cultural Enrichment (PACE) series. Drawing from an extensive pool of renowned academic, artistic and professional talent, PACE delivers engaging courses, workshops and lectures on art, culture, science, social issues, life transitions and more.

For a multitude of stimulating activities, especially designed for those 50 and better, in a stress-free environment, consider joining the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (formerly MILR). Volunteer moderators lead small groups that study fascinating topics in areas such as arts, science, business, history and travel. Additional opportunities include access to McGill libraries, weekly lectures and fun social outings. There are no prerequisites other than a willingness to participate.

A Dynamic and Learner-centred Community

As a learner at Continuing Studies, you will benefit from participating in a community of highly motivated individuals readily sharing their time, knowledge and insights. You will enjoy access to student services and to various McGill libraries and facilities, and be eligible for awards, scholarships and bursaries. As a member of the McGill Association for Continuing Education Students (MACES), you will have access to a computer lab and meeting rooms, and can take part in various social events.

Centrally located on McGill’s downtown campus, Continuing Studies offers a rich multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment that is easily accessible by car, bus, metro and bicycle. We invite you to visit our website, contact us by email, or drop by for a visit. Please join us for a rewarding journey on the path of lifelong learning.

Note: The School of Continuing Studies was formerly known as the Centre for Continuing Education.