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 Years courses for 2024

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

Single Honours 

Foundation Years Open Evenings

Find out more about our Foundation courses at our next open evening on Monday 11 March, 6-8 pm at the University of Bristol Arts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB. No booking required.

Find your course

Explore our range of over 300 undergraduate courses to find a course that suits you. You can also browse our degrees by subject area if you're not yet sure which course you'd like to study.

Short courses

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

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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