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