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Mature Students

For undergraduate students, the category of being a mature student is considered to be someone over the age of 21. As a postgraduate student you will almost certainly be over 21-years-old anyway, so putting a number on the age of mature postgraduate students is a little more difficult. In the UK the majority of full-time postgraduate students are aged between 21 and 25 years old, but for part-time postgraduate students, the majority are aged 26-years-old and over with a quarter being over 36 years old. Let's take a look at the world of mature postgraduate students.