Access to Higher Education: Social and Economic History ADED11419E

  • 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 Social and Economic History 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)

750-word source analysis (20%)

Course Aims

To introduce students to Social and Economic History and to enable them to develop academic literacies necessary for Level 1 undergraduate study in social science disciplines.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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


■ Identify and explain key areas of social and economic change in Britain covered by the course.

■ Present analyses of historical change, demonstrating an understanding of causality.

■ Use relevant primary and secondary historical source materials appropriately.

■ Communicate theories and concepts in social and economic history 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.