Office of the Registrar
Division of Lifelong Learning (2010/2011)
5 Personal and Professional Development

The Division of Lifelong Learning offers more than 150 courses/seminars/workshops per semester in general interest and professional development and more than 350 course titles available through e-learning. These offerings are non-credit in nature and there are no formal admission requirements. Program areas include communications, business, computer technologies, languages, marine, writing, the arts, and courses for children and youth. Instructors are drawn from the University and the community and are usually recognized for their achievements in their fields of instruction.

These offerings are an excellent continuing education service. They serve as a valuable introduction to the university setting for persons interested in pursuing diploma or certificate studies. General interest and professional development courses are generally offered on-campus during the Fall, Winter, and Spring semesters.

The Division also administers diploma and certificate programs that are outside of the mandates of other academic units. Certificate programs are short (6 to 10 courses) ranging from being comprised of all degree credit courses to being comprised of all certificate credit courses, or some combination of the two. Certificate programs are offered in business administration, municipal administration, public administration, criminology, Newfoundland studies, and library studies. Certificate programs are available through distance education.

The Division offers customized corporate education and training to help business, industry, and public sector agencies achieve their business objectives. It works with clients to identify their professional development needs, customize the appropriate training and materials, and deliver and evaluate the seminars and workshops.

Further information on courses or programs administered by the Division of Lifelong Learning may be obtained by contacting the Division in writing to the Division of Lifelong Learning, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL A1C 5S7, or by telephone to (709) 864-7979, or by fax to (709) 864-8486, or by e-mail at, or through the website at