Mature students

We welcome mature students, aged 21 and over when starting an undergraduate degree. Get in touch for tailored support and advice about joining our welcoming learning community.

Contact us

Contact our Mature Student Team
+44 (0)117 394 1048

Foundation courses

Return to education with our year-long introductory courses, designed to prepare you for an undergraduate degree without prior qualifications.

Short courses

Find out more about flexible taster courses to get a feel for learning at Bristol.

Application advice

Learn more about entry requirements, the range of qualifications that we accept and the application process. 

Smiling student facing the camera with Bristol harbourside in the background. 'Going to university later in life made me feel me again'

Cleopatra came back to education through the Foundation in Arts and Social Sciences. Now studying for an Anthropology degree at Bristol, Cleopatra shares her story to encourage others to take up education later in life.

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