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Mature applicant qualifications

Entry requirements for mature applicants.

Scholarship students outside McEwan Hall

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. We will consider you to be an adult returner if you have had a continuous gap of at least three years from formal education, and do not already have a degree.

More information on entry requirements for adult returners is available on our mature students' website and our College pages. 

Entry requirements for adult returners

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: adult returner applicants

College of Science and Engineering: adult returner applicants

Medicine: adult returner applicants

Veterinary medicine: academic requirements

How to apply

For full-time study, you should apply through UCAS and for part-time study you should apply directly to the University.

Advice and guidance

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.

Contact us

You should also see our help and advice for mature students.

Mature students

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How to apply