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.

University Of Glasgow Access Course

Fees and funding

The Access programme fee for 2017-18 is:

  • UK/EU Students – £480

Please click the following link for: Fee payment options

Is there any funding available?

Some people may be eligible for the Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) Part-Time Fee Grant (PTFG) which will pay £428 towards the cost of the Access course.  

For further information please visit Access PTFG processes (for session 2017-18)

How to enrol

You can enrol online, by telephone or in person.

Enrolments are processed in the order in which they are received and you will be sent a confirmation email once the payment has been processed.  Students are strongly encouraged to enrol online and as early as possible to guarantee a place.

Please check your confirmation email for the starting date, time and venue of your course(s). Classes are held across the university campus so please ensure you refer to your confirmation email before attending.

Please note: the email will not confirm the room number of your class. This will be available at the reception of the building you have been instructed to go to.

Online enrolment

To enrol online, visit our course catalogue

Please have your debit or credit card ready. We do not accept any other forms of payment for online bookings.

Telephone enrolment

Telephone enrolment lines will normally be open from 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm Monday to Friday. Please call +44 (0)141 330 1860/1853 and have your credit or debit card details ready. Students using a (SAAS) Part-time Fee Grant must enrol in person.

Personal enrolment

If you wish to enrol in person, please visit the Information Centre at the St. Andrew’s Building, 11 Eldon Street, G3 6NH. Office opening hours are typically 9.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.30

Please note that the University does not accept Maestro cards. 


Contact us and opening hours

Centre for Open Studies
University of Glasgow
St. Andrew’s Building
11 Eldon Street
Glasgow G3 6NH

General enquiries

Enrolment enquiries

Access enquiries

Guidance, support & disability enquiries

Opening hours

  • Information centre: Monday – Friday (Morning 10am – 12pm and Afternoon 2pm – 4pm).