Access to Higher Education
Duration: 22 weeks
Dates: September 2022–April 2023
Credits: 40 at SCQF Level 7 (20 per Access subject)
Cost: £580 (£290 per Access subject)
Funding: Funding options available
Eligibility: See criteria below
Entry requirements: None
Class time: 4-6 hours per week (depending on subjects)
Independent study: 6-8 hours per week
Enrolment now open
Our Access to Higher Education programme offers a pathway into a university degree for those who may not have the standard entry qualifications required for undergraduate study.
What is Access to Higher Education?
Our Access to Higher Education programme offers a part-time, flexible route to degree study for adults returning to education, or who meet our Widening Particpation eligibility criteria. Access at the University of Glasgow can enable progression on to our professional degree programmes, including Nursing, Primary Education and Law, or into a wide range of degrees across the Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences and Engineering.
We offer a wide range of academic subjects on Access, with students taking two relevant subjects to allow them to progress on to their degree of choice. Students who study on our Access programme are given a UofG email account, access to our virtual learning environment (Moodle) and use of our incredible UofG Library.
Who is Access for?
Our Access to Higher Education programme is there to provide a route into undergraduate degree study for those who have been out of formal education for three years or more. If you have not been out of formal education for three years or more, you would still be eligible for Access if you meet one (or more) of the following Widening Participation criteria:
- Be care-experienced
- Be estranged and living without family support
- Have caring responsibilities
We would also welcome inquiries from those who faced extenuating circumstances during their education, and who do not have the relevant qualifications for entry to university as a result. If this is you, please fill out our extenuating circumstances form.