Mature students apply to university with a wide range of qualifications and life experiences. Admissions tutors are the staff in Academic Schools whose job it is to assess applications and select which students are offered places. All applications are considered individually and a range of relevant factors evaluated to determine whether a mature student is likely to succeed on their chosen course of study.
Entry requirements are designed to ensure that you are adequately prepared to follow your chosen subject and will vary from course to course. Once you have an idea of what subject you are interested in, look at the relevant academic school’s website to get an idea of entry requirements.
If you have any queries, perhaps your particular type of experience and qualifications are not covered by the school’s admissions criteria, it is most important that you contact the relevant admissions tutor. Accurate and clear information related to your particular circumstances is essential before planning the next stage.
For mature student applications, admissions tutors will be considering your life skills and experience and thoughtful presentation of these will enhance your application significantly. Attention will be paid to how you feel they relate to your chosen degree course. You will need to demonstrate the academic potential to be able to complete the degree, and evidence of recent study will be important with this.