Entry requirements for mature applicants.
Mature students are a valued part of our community, making up around 15 per cent of our undergraduate population.
As a mature applicant, you are expected to meet our normal entry requirements unless you also meet our definition of an adult returner - someone who has had a continuous gap of at least three years in their formal education, and who has not already gained a degree.
To be considered for an offer of a place at the University, adult returners must show they have completed or are currently undertaking, recent academic study. Some of the qualifications we consider for entry are:
Please see our full list of accepted qualifications.
For full-time study you should apply through UCAS and for part-time study you should apply directly to the University.
Admissions staff can provide you with pre-application advice and guidance on the most appropriate route.
If you are considering a return to study, we recommend you seek advice from the relevant admissions team at the earliest possible stage.
You should also see our help and advice for mature students..