Access to Higher Education: Chemistry ADED11406E

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The course provides an introduction to Chemistry, focusing on the key skills and ideas essential to Level 1 courses in Biomedical, Life Science and Physical Science subjects.


Blocks 1 and 2

3 hours per week for 22 weeks

Access courses are offered at various days and times throughout the week. For timetable details, please see our web pages University of Glasgow - Study - Short courses - Access courses

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Four assessments, each weighted at 25%:

1250-word lab report

1 page/500-word individual scientific poster

2 x 30-minute timed set exercises

Course Aims

To enable students to expand their basic Chemistry understanding and to develop academic literacies needed for Level 1 undergraduate study in Biomedical, Life Science and Physical Science degrees.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Explain the concepts involved in basic Chemistry ideas (for example, elements, compounds, bonding, reactions, molecular structure)

■ Solve numerical calculation involving reactions, the mole, etc, as needed for Level 1 Science courses.

■ Communicate Chemistry theories and concepts in a logical and effective manner, using key terminology from this field of study, as required for University Level 1 courses

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.