Access to Higher Education: Sociology ADED11420E

  • 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 the academic study of Sociology 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)

Glossary of terms/methods, 800 words (20%)

Course Aims

To introduce students to the discipline of Sociology and to enable them to develop 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 key questions asked by Sociology and the nature of the answers that Sociology offers

■ Describe the main methods of social science research

■ Communicate Sociology 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.