University Of Glasgow Access Course

University Of Glasgow Access Course

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Access to higher education

Our Access to higher education programme allows mature students a route in to studying for a degree.  You should have been out of full-time education for at least two years when you start Access.

What is the Access Programme?

Our Access programme allows mature students who do not have the right qualifications a route in to studying for a degree.

You will gain:

  • A qualification that will provide entry to a degree
  • The skills and knowledge needed to study at University

Before you apply

  • Please read our Frequently Asked Questions (for session 2017-18) before submitting your application to ensure you are eligible to apply and that the Access course is suitable for your needs
  • Please read the descriptions of your preferred subjects, this will help ensure that they are appropriate for your intended undergraduate studies
  • There is no reserve or waiting list for the Access programme and new enrolments are not permitted after the start of the course

What is the timetable like?

Access students take two subjects and attend each subject once a week for 22 weeks.

University Of Glasgow Access Course

Which degrees can I apply for?

Entrance grades for Access students have been agreed with Admissions Officers at The University of Glasgow.

Satisfactory performance in the Access programme is usually acceptable for entrance to degrees in:

  • Arts
  • Divinity
  • Law
  • Accountancy
  • Business
  • Social Sciences
  • Science and Engineering.

With additional entrance requirements, Access students may also be accepted for entry to degree-level study in:

  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Primary Education
  • Religious & Philosophical Education
  • Social Work and Psychology.

Our Access Programmes may also be considered for entry to degree programmes at other universities. However entry requirements may diff­er and it is advised that you contact the university of your choice to confirm these. Please see Frequently Asked Questions (for session 2017-18) for more information.