Access to Higher Education: Physics ADED11415E

  • 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 Physics, focusing on the key skills and ideas essential to Level 1 courses in Sciences and Engineering.


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





4 assessments, each weighted at 25%:

2 x 30-minute timed set exercises

10-minute presentation

1250-word scientific report

Course Aims

To enable students to expand their basic Physics understanding and to develop academic literacies needed for Level 1 undergraduate study in Physical Science or Engineering

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

■ Explain the concepts involved in basic Physics ideas (for example, Law of Dynamics, Waves and Optics, Electricity)

■ Solve real world Physics problems by carrying out algebraic, trigonometric and numerical operations, as needed for Level 1 Science courses

■ Communicate Physics 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.