Yes, of course! Every year, thousands of mature students apply to university to help further their career, and learn new skills and knowledge.
Mature students are those who have decided to return to full time education after a period of time out.
This normally includes students who are over 21 years of age at the beginning of their undergraduate studies, or over 25 years of age at the beginning of their postgraduate studies. O
ver half of mature students are aged between 21 and 24, and around 40% are over 30. Mature students often complete their studies around work or childcare commitments.
When choosing a degree programme, think about:
For more information, please see our Mature Students Choosing A Degree guide.
When choosing a university as a mature student, try to take into account the following:
To write a successful personal statement as a mature student, you need to:
For more inspiration, please see our mature student personal statement examples.
Yes, mature students are required to submit a reference as part of their UCAS application. To get a reference, the best people to approach are:
For more information, please see our mature students reference guide.