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Is age a problem when gaining entry into university?

I'm thinking about taking up a degree in physiotherapy to change my career, but worried that at 47 I may be too old? Is age a problem when gaining entry into university?
Answered by Alison Patterson
Age is not a limiting factor but you need to be quite certain about taking a big decision like this.

Research the subject carefully. The NHS careers and education pages are very helpful and links are given below.
www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/explore-by-career/allied-hea.../
www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/explore-by-career/allied-hea.../
www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/explore-by-career/allied-hea.../
www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students

It would be in your interests to write to a few university course admissions tutors (the contact details are available if you follow the links from the above link) listing your educational qualifications and work experience to date and asking them to state whether you meet course entry requirements. As a mature student any work experience may be taken into account.

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