The diffusion of knowledge and culture through university extension and lifelong learning is one of the functions of the University of A Coruña. In order to develop this foundational and legal function, the University of A Coruña launched in 2001 a special degree for older learners: The Senior University.
The Senior University awards degrees for over 50´s that are unemployed and seeking to update and develop their knowledge and skills according to their cultural interests.
The degree programme consists of four 1 year courses (each lasting 8 months, from October to June, and worth 9 credits), making a total of 36 credits (360 teaching hours) across the whole programme. Students receive 3 or 4 sessions per week (i.e. lectures, seminars, skills workshops, etc.).
Each learner studies two compulsory subjects per year plus one they choose. The subjets belong to the following áreas:
After four years students graduate with the Title of Graduado Senior pola Universidade da Coruña [Senior University Degree]. This is a personal development award and not a profesional qualification