This is an access course that prepares mature students - both personally and academically - to go on and study for a degree. The course offers another way to third-level education for mature students whose social, economic and cultural experiences have prevented them from going to college. Students can choose from two broad areas of study: arts and social sciences or science. The arts and social science modules are: English, history, political science, law, sociology and social policy, economics, philosophy, psychology and maths and statistics. Students select up to five modules.
Studying as a mature student
Mature students - London Metropolitan University
They bring a wealth of life experiences with them which enrich their studies, and those that study with them. We understand that many mature students come to us without having traditional qualifications. After I had my children I went to university as a mature student whilst balancing looking after a young family. It became something that I realised I should have done. I got a job at Newcastle University as a medical researcher but I worked full-time and did my degree full-time. Studying is hard but has the potential to transform your life. Higher education transformed mine.
Guidance for mature students
If you will be age 21 or older at the start of your course, then you will automatically be considered a mature applicant. In general, the process to apply to Oxford is the same regardless of your age; however, we know that some elements of the application process may be more complex for mature applicants. Oxford is looking for the candidates with the most academic potential, irrespective of their age or background.
Mature students at the University of Reading could be any age from They all have different life experiences, educational backgrounds and previous employments. So everyone will have their own experience of studying here.