Other Programs

Other Programs in the School of Continuing Studies

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL)

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL)

MCLL is primarily for people of retirement age who want to continue learning for the joy of it, and share their knowledge, ideas, and experience with others. Whatever your interests or educational background, if you are intellectually curious, you will enjoy expanding your knowledge with others in a friendly and stimulating environment. You will also make new friends and have the satisfaction of being a student again in the surroundings of a university—with no exams!

Key to MCLL’s sense of community is the commitment of members who, in addition to attending study groups, contribute their time in other ways. Members provide the team of moderators and lecturers, serve on the elected Council and committees, and take care of many administrative tasks.

The two cornerstones of learning at MCLL are peer learning and active participation. It is these principles that differentiate our programs from traditional university courses and classes. You will have the opportunity to choose from 30 to 50 study groups in a broad range of topics such as art, music, culture, literature, history, politics, health, and science. There are also workshops on computer skills.

Our home base is at 680 Sherbrooke Street West (corner of University) in suite 229, part of the McGill downtown campus.



  • McGill Community for Lifelong Learning
  • Telephone: 514-398-8234
  • Email: mcll.scs [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: mcgill.ca/mcll

Professional Development Certificates

Professional Development Certificates are non-credit micro-programs, which allow professionals who already have some experience in a specific industry or professional field to sharpen their professional skills and competencies, as well as validate them through academic recognition.

For admission requirements for any of the Professional Development Certificates and other important information, please refer to the Professional Development Certificates website.

Language Programs

For more information about non-credit English and French language programs and proficiency testing, please refer to the McGill School of Continuing Studies Language Programs website.

Other Non-Credit Activities

For more information about other non-credit activities, please visit the McGill School of Continuing Studies website.

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