Find out more about becoming an Undergraduate Mature Student Find out more about becoming an Undergraduate Mature Student

What is a mature student?

A mature student is classed as somebody starting their degree at the age of 21 or over. Around one quarter of students at the UEA are mature students and, of those, around 60% are from the Norfolk area.

There are various pathways via which mature students may come to university. The most common are Access to Higher Education courses; however we also meet students with A Levels, BTECs and Open University qualifications.

What can I study?

Mature students are encouraged to apply to any of the courses offered at UEA.

We offer lots of degree courses with a foundation year. For a full list of all our courses, visit our course catalogue. Alternatively, you can order a prospectus online.

How long will my degree take?

Most degree courses take three years to complete if studied full-time. Degrees with a foundation year, or a year abroad or in industry, will take longer, as will degrees studied part-time.

How much will it cost?

You can find out about our fees, as well as funding and bursary opportunities on our fees and funding pages.

What are the entry requirements?

Standard entry requirements for each course are listed in our Undergraduate prospectus. However, we welcome students of all ages and backgrounds, and operate a flexible admissions policy which takes into account your life and work experiences. We are always pleased to advise you on the most suitable way forward if you do not have current or standard qualifications.