Routes into higher education
Foundation entryLooking to start a degree but don’t necessarily have the right qualifications? We have a wide range of foundation entry degree courses.
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)You can use your work experience to get a headstart on your new degree, using our accreditation of prior learning (APL).
Mature student supportFrom funding university study to applying for a degree, get the support and answers you need from our mature student support page.
Return to Study nursing programmeOur free six-week short course will help you make the transition to university study.
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.
We're listed in the top 10 UK universities for students aged over 50UK Universities with Most Students Over 50 - Sunlife, 2023
Why returning to study as a mature student isn't scaryChelsea shares her experience as a mature student
Returning to study after a life-changing eventMartina's shares how she returned to study via a foundation degree
Going back to university after a 9-year breakRebekah shares her return to study experience in midwifery
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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.
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.
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.