Note: DkIT cannot accept documentation directly from the applicant nor can documentation supplied to CAO more than 10 days after registering online be taken into account. DKIT staff will download documentation supplied to the CAO and it will be forwarded to the relevant members of academic staff. Details of documentation that should be provided are provided below. The information below, then, applies to all other programmes at DkIT and not to those referred to above.
In recent years there has been a significant growth in the number of mature students taking up both online and classroom based courses. More and more people are studying for degrees after starting a career. There are a number of reasons for this, the primary one being the wide variety of options now available to help adult learners fit studying in with their lifestyle and career commitments. These days higher education is not just seen as the realm of young people, statistics prove this point, with an estimated 60 per cent of undergraduates in the UK being over the age of Mature students are normally classified as anyone who is at least 21 years old at the start of their course and who has usually been away from higher education for at least two years. Universities look for the best and brightest candidates, irrespective of their age.
As a mature applicant, you must be out of full-time formal education for at least four years and satisfy the English language requirement and degree-specific requirements. This includes high school and post-secondary institutions. If you have a prior undergraduate degree, you can apply as an unclassified student, or as a transfer student if you wish to complete a second degree.
The Admissions Office will, under the right circumstances, offer the opportunity to be considered for Mature admission to some students if they apply for regular admission and do not qualify using our regular procedures. In order to be considered for Special Mature Admission, you must first apply for regular admission following the normal admissions process. If it is determined that you are a suitable candidate for Special Mature Admission after we have reviewed your completed application, we will ask you to submit.