Access to Higher Education: Politics ADED11416E

  • 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 Politics focusing on key skills and ideas essential to Level 1 courses in the College of Social Sciences.


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 University of Glasgow - Study - Short courses - Access courses

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Two essays (each of up to 1500 words) (40% each)

Online written (asynchronous) debate (20%)

Course Aims

To introduce students to the discipline of Politics and to enable them to develop academic literacies necessary for Level 1 undergraduate study in the social sciences.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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


■ Demonstrate an understanding of relevant political concepts, processes and institutions.

■ Correctly and confidently use key terminology and recognise key questions in this field of study.

■ Communicate political 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.