Medical Studies - Introduction to: Access

Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time

1 Academic Year - 4 Days p/w

Start date
Aug 2023
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Course overview

Would you like to take the first step to university in a friendly environment? Have you seen our Access Medical Studies programme but do not meet the entry requirements yet?

Access to Introduction to Medical Studies allows progression to the Access Medical Studies course or life science based HE (HNC/D or Degree level).

It is run by the college in conjunction with the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP).

Prospective students must have good idea about the degree route or higher national route they wish to progress to when they complete the course.

The course is intensive and requires a full-time commitment. It is not possible, due to the nature of the programme, to complete it on a part time basis. Further information about SWAP Access courses can be found on the SWAP website

What you will learn

A wide variety of units will be covered including:

Course Specific Units:

  • Biology and Life Sciences
  • Chemistry.

Core Units:

  • Communications
  • Mathematics

Entry requirements

All candidates on the programme should have been out of education for 3 years if you studied at National 5 level and 5 years if you studied Highers.

This Access programme is not intended for recent school leavers. If you are a recent school leaver you are very welcome to apply for our NQ Science or Engineering programmes.

Entry to the course will be based upon a competitive review of the applications.

Applicants should now provide detailed information on relevant life, education and employment experience within their personal statement, in addition to demonstrating a genuine interest in the subject.

Tell us what experience you have in the subject already? What about the subject interests you? What skills do you have that will make you a good candidate for the course? Give examples. If your personal statement is missing this crucial information it is likely your application will be rejected and you will be unsuccessful.

Those with English as a second or other language (ESOL) should have higher ESOL at grade C.

Career Opportunities

  • Medic
  • Vet
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacist
  • Scientist

Future prospects

Access to Introduction to Medical Studies allows progression to Access medicine, where entry criteria is met (Achieve good scores on your unit results, build up the relevant work experience). 

Students not wishing to go on to access medicine would be eligible to apply to almost all science degrees available at the universities located in and around Glasgow as well as further afield. 

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