UCAS defines a mature student as any student who is over the age of 21 when they commence their studies. At Manchester we welcome people of all ages to our undergraduate courses.
Adults returning to study are some of our most well-equipped learners, bringing skills and attributes gained from work, family and other life experiences. They come from a whole array of backgrounds, study every kind of course, undertake full-time and part-time learning and are motivated by career intentions as well as personal interest. There is no such thing as a typical mature student at Manchester.
You’ll find a welcoming and challenging learning environment here, with first-class facilities and employment prospects.
Your applications process is the same as for other prospective undergraduates.
Guide for mature students
We recognise that returning to study as an adult student can present its own challenges. That’s why we’ve produced a guide dedicated to adults returning to education at The University of Manchester. Issues covered are based on the experiences and ideas of adult students studying at Manchester in recent years.
- Download our Adults Returning to Education Guide (PDF document, 2.2MB)
Funding for mature students
Advice and information on fees and living costs.
Book your place on an event dedicated to prospective mature students.