There's a wide range of further education options available for over-sixties from day classes to undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD studies.
Regarding degrees, subjects vary wildly depending on your interest. So whether you've always been partial to astrophysics
, enjoy horticulture
or you've wanted to expand your creative
prospects then there is definitely something out there for you. If you're uncertain of how much free time you have to complete any further education, then distance learning may also be an option for you. The Open University
is one example of distance learning, although many universities offer distance learning options, especially regarding postgraduate level studies and beyond. Distance learning gives you flexible options regarding your further education and in some cases, you can tailor your study
exactly to your needs and interests.
Also, with distance learning, there are next to no entry requirements for undergraduate degrees! So if you have no previous experience or qualifications, there's no need to worry. Although if you are uncomfortable about launching straight into study if you aren't used to it, there are access courses
available to introduce you to learning and managing your time. Some of them are free!