Mature learners

Mature Learners

Ambition has no age limit

UCAS defines a mature student as those in study over the age of 21 at the start of their studies. We welcome people of all ages and background to join us on our wide range of courses to help with their personal and professional development.

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Studying as a mature student with UCR

If you’re 21 or over and looking to return to education you could become one of our mature students; 33% of our students are between the ages of 21-30 and 24% above the age of 30. By choosing to return to education with us, you can:

Develop your skills

Developing your skills with us will help you toward your career goals and can allow opportunity for the potential amount you can earn from your chosen career to increase in addition to gaining higher quality jobs and increased job satisfaction.

Study high level courses locally

University Centre Rotherham (UCR) and all of our College campuses are within easy access of local amenities and public transport. This makes us the ideal choice for mature learners looking to take their next steps in education with ease by studying a higher-level course right on their doorstep.

Fit your studies around other commitments

With a wide range of our higher-level courses delivered over just a few days of the week, including some on evenings, our course delivery is ideal for mature learners looking to fit their studies around other commitments such as family or employment.

Join a supportive learning community

We understand how daunting a return to education can be, so we’re here to support you every step of the way. You will learn within a supportive and relaxed environment in smaller class sizes compared to other traditional universities, and have easy access to one-to-one support and guidance.