Access to Higher Education: Economics ADED11408E

  • 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
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

The course provides an introduction to the academic study of Economics focusing on key skills and ideas essential to Level 1 courses in the College of Social Sciences.


Blocks 1 and 2

2 hours per week for 22 weeks

Access courses are available at different days and times throughout the week. For timetable details, please see our 'Access to Higher Education' web pages at University of Glasgow - Study - Short courses - Access courses

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Two written assignments (each of up to 1500 words) (40% each) 

90-minute multiple-choice class test (20%)

Course Aims

To introduce students to the discipline of Economics and to enable them to develop academic literacies necessary for Level 1 undergraduate study in Economics or Finance.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Identify key themes and concepts in Economics and analyse economic theories.

■ Use economic theory to explain and analyse a range of economic problems.

■ Communicate economic ideas in a logical and effective manner, using key terminology from this field 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.