Return to Study


Thinking about starting a degree after taking time out of education? There are many routes into university you can take and we'll help you every step of the way.

Routes into higher education

Talk to us about starting a degree

If you are considering returning to study after a break in education, you probably have a lot of questions. Please fill in the form below and our friendly team will be in touch.

You're in good company

Around two thirds of our students are over 21 years old when they start their degree. You'll be amongst plenty of other mature students at UCLan going through the same experience.

Student living costs

Considering university and concerned about finances? We're the most affordable uni in the country according to The Times (2023). Discover how to manage your finances and explore the support available.

Visit our cost of living support hub
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Personal statement advice

If you need help creating your personal statement our team can help. Make your application stand out from the crowd.

Armed forces

We provide full support for armed forces personnel and their families. From course funding and settling in to university, to finding suitable training and careers advice. We can help you make that step back to civilian life.

Find out more about our support

Useful information

Fees and funding

Studying with us is one of the biggest investments you'll make towards your future. We're here to help you every step of the way. Find out about tuition fees and financial support available such as scholarships and bursaries.

Mature student support

Returning to study as a mature student can help you start a new career, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge. Find out how we can support you.

Campus tours

Get a feel for our campuses and check out the facilities on our campus tours. Our campus tours are led by current students and offer a great way to have an informal look around.