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Mature students

We offer a range of support specifically aimed at mature students. There is advice available to you at every step of the application process as well as in person or virtual support once you become an Edge Hill University student.

What is a mature student?

A mature student can also be known as an adult learner. It refers to a person who’s had a period of time out of further education and is looking to return to full-time or part-time study. At university, this can be anyone over the age of 21 who is applying to or studying an undergraduate degree, or anyone over the age of 25 who is applying to or studying a postgraduate degree.

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Frequently asked questions 

What age is a mature student at university?
What qualifications do I need to go to university as a mature student?
Can mature students stay in student accommodation?