Access to Higher Education: Mathematics ADED11412E

  • 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 Mathematics, focusing on key skills and ideas essential to Level 1 courses in Sciences, Engineering and Finance/Accountancy.


Blocks 1 and 2

3 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





Four best marks of five 30-minute timed unit set exercises (17.5% each)

60-minute compulsory summary timed set exercise (30%)

Course Aims

To enable students to expand their basic Mathematics understanding and develop academic literacies needed for Level 1 undergraduate study in Science, Engineering and Finance/Accountancy.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Explain the concepts involved in basic mathematical ideas (e.g. function, real number, derivative)

■ Solve mathematical problems involving skills in algebra, trigonometry, functions, integral and differential calculus, sequences and series, vectors, as needed for Level 1 Science, Engineering and Finance/Accountancy 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.