Access to Higher Education: Scottish History ADED11418E

  • 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 discipline of History in the specific context of Scottish History, focusing on key skills and ideas essential to Level 1 courses in the College of Arts.


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





2 x 1500-word essays (40% each)  


750- word source analysis of a primary document (20%) 

Course Aims

To introduce students to the discipline of Scottish History and to enable them to develop academic literacies necessary for Level 1 undergraduate study in the College of Arts.  

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Identify and explain key concepts and theories in Scottish history. 

■ Recognise the nature of historical enquiry and historical sources. 

■ Analyse primary and secondary source materials and cite them appropriately ·  

■ Communicate historical 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.