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Mature students

Over 60% of University of Sunderland students are over 20 when they begin their course, proving that age is no barrier to education. Here at Sunderland, we are proud to have a long tradition of welcoming adult learners who want to progress into higher education, and we have a wealth of support services available to make sure your higher education journey is a rewarding one.

We know that many mature students have very high levels of motivation and commitment, and we take previous study experience and work-related skills into consideration, so entry requirements for you may be different to those specified in the course listing.

Mature students' stories

Read our mature students' stories and watch the video below to see how our mature students succeeded in achieving their career ambitions.


Extra support

We offer access to higher education support to help prepare students who may have been out of formal education for a while. This provides a taste of what university life is like, and they can also help you get comfortable with current study skills and learning methods.

Want to change career or pursue your career goals?

Visit our support section to find out how we can help.

Apply to us

If you'd like to study at the University of Sunderland, take a look at our how to apply page for all of the information you'll need.


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