Understanding Mature Entrants’ Transitions to Postgraduate Taught Study

Emma Pollard*, Rosie Gloster, Jim Hillage, Christine Bertram, Jonathan Buzzeo, Rosanna Alice Marvell, Julia Griggs, Emma Drever, Mehal Kotecha, Nilufer Rahim

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Abstract

This report presents evidence on the transitions of UK domiciled mature students (those aged over 25 on entry) into full-time and part-time postgraduate taught study. It examines: their profile and participation; motivations to study; pre-entry activities (in the years between undergraduate study and postgraduate entry); sources of funding; and barriers and challenges faced in taking up study at this level.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDepartment for Business, Innovation and Skills
Number of pages157
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016

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