Access to Higher Education : Psychology ADED11417E

  • 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

This course provides an introduction to the academic study of Psychology, focusing on the 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 University of Glasgow - Study - Short courses - Access courses

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





1500-word essay (40%)

2000- lab report (40%)

15-minute group presentation (20%)

Course Aims

The aims of the course are to introduce students to the discipline of Psychology, and to enable them to develop the academic literacies necessary for Level 1 undergraduate study in the College of Social Sciences.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Demonstrate an awareness of the character of the questions posed by Psychology, and the scientific means by which Psychology goes about answering them

■ Communicate Psychology theories and concepts in a logical and effective manner, as required for University Level 1 courses

■ Correctly and confidently use key terminology of this field of study

■ Carry out and interpret basic statistical analysis of data


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.