Mature Students

If you are over the age of 21 on 1st September of the year you hope to start your course, you will be classed as a mature student. There is no upper age limit.

We welcome applications from mature students and value their enthusiasm, commitment and experience, and so our entry requirements may be more flexible.

We expect some evidence of study at an advanced level within the five years prior to your application. This could include an appropriate qualification, such as A Levels, Advanced GNVQ, BTEC or CACHE qualification, or the completion of an Access to HE Diploma. In some cases, experience obtained in a work setting may be considered in place of formal educational qualifications.

If you are unsure about your qualifications, an admissions adviser will be happy to discuss your options with you. Please send the details of your qualifications and experience to our Widening Participation Officer, outlining which programme(s) you are interested in, and they will be able to help you to choose the right programme, as well as explaining which course of preliminary study might be needed before you can enter higher education.

For our advisory service, and for any other queries about admissions procedures and non-standard qualifications, please contact:

Widening Participation Officer
Outreach Office
University of Chester
Parkgate Road
CH1 4BJ.

Alternatively, if you would like to call or email us our details are:

Telephone: 01244 511000