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The University of Chester welcomes mature students who are interested in furthering their education. Mature students are defined as any student aged 21 or over at the start of their studies and we value the diversity of work and life experience that mature learners bring to the university community.

Whether you are looking to change your career, improve your career prospects or develop your knowledge and skills, university is a rewarding and life changing experience and we encourage people of all ages from all educational backgrounds to consider applying to us.

At the University of Chester, we believe that all potential students should have the right to an equal opportunity of accessing Higher Education and there is a lot of support available to help you at all stages of your university journey, from your initial research right through to graduation and beyond.

We have many undergraduate degrees and Foundation Years, all of which encourage applications from mature students. We consider a range of different qualifications and also take experience into consideration so if you are thinking about returning to education but are not sure if you meet the requirements please contact our mature student advisor, Vicki Riley, via email at to discuss your options, or you can complete our online form and we will be in touch. If you are an international student please email