Mature students, part-time study, application with advanced standing
We welcome applicants who wish to return to formal study
after a substantial time away from academia.
If you do not have the required entry qualifications you should have alternative qualifications that
demonstrate your academic potential and ability to thrive in your chosen
Please get in touch with the relevant degree programme contact if you'd like to join UCL as a mature student. Please note that applications for full-time study as a mature student are made through UCAS.
Our degrees are principally designed to be taken on a full-time basis; all teaching takes place during the daytime. However, some departments do permit part-time study. Please get in touch with the relevant degree programme contact if you're considering part-time study at UCL.
Note: applications for part-time study are made directly to UCL rather than to UCAS.
Admission with advanced standing
We will consider applications to accredit prior learning at other recognised universities. As well as applying through UCAS by the 15 January deadline, you will need to submit an application directly to UCL. This will carry an administrative charge. Advanced standing is only awarded at UCL's discretion - please enquire with the relevant programme contacts listed on individual degree pages.