Mature Students Guide to University
Step into your next adventure with Falmouth University.
We want to equip mature students with the knowledge they need to choose a course, apply and study with us at Falmouth. Whether you're wanting to level-up in your career, switch paths or study for leisure, there's a place for you at Falmouth.
Below you'll find all you need to find the right course for you, how to apply with relevant qualifications or experience, what to expect from student life and living and how to make the most of your time with us.
Finding a course
We offer undergraduate (BA/BSc) degrees, often known as 'first degrees', postgraduate degrees (MA/MSc/PGDip/ and research degrees (MPhil/PhD).
Ways to study
Applying for study
Each of our degrees has different entry requirements. You may already have relevant academic qualifications or degrees, however, if you don't, you can also apply with professional experience through a process called APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning).
View application guides by degree level
Preparing for student life
What do our students do with their degrees?
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