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Access to University Study (SWAP) (2018/19)

Course Content

A collection of modules from the following subjects can be tailor-made to suit progression needs - English, Psychology, Modern Studies, Sociology, History and National 5 Maths as well as Information Computing Technology and Preparation for Higher Education.

Further information on SWAP Access programmes, including eligibility and possible progression routes, available from the SWAP website at

Target Audience

The Access to University Study course is aimed at individuals who have had a break in their formal education but are seeking a route to return to education at university level to undertake a wide range of degrees.

Entry Requirements

Have you been out of full-time, formal education for three years (or five years if you already have Higher or HN qualifications)? Do you want to undertake a course which offers progression for mature learners to study at university level? If yes to both, this course is designed to meet your needs.

Future Prospects

Successful completion may lead to a range of progression routes into a variety of degrees at universities throughout Scotland. Historically, this has included Primary Education, Social Work, Community Learning and Development, Law, Criminology, Social Sciences and Humanities courses, Food and Health etc.


Open and closed book assessment for internal units plus a prelim and end exam per subject (if end exams are required for progression).




SCQF Level: 6

How to Apply

How Where When
Full-Time Arbroath Campus 27 Aug 18 Apply Online

All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.

Some of the places on Full-Time courses are supported by European Social Funding (ESF). ESF logo

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