SWAP Access ProgrammeSWAP Access Programme

We are one of the founding partners of the Scottish Wider Access Programme; a partnership of Colleges and Universities that provide opportunities for adults, with few or no qualifications, who want to start Higher Education.

SWAP programmes are delivered in local Colleges across broad curriculum areas, providing an entrance qualification for agreed progression on to most University of Glasgow degrees.

Access to Humanities and Social Science programmes can be studied at a wide range of local Colleges, relevant for a variety of undergraduate degrees, including Primary Education for adults who have developed skills working or volunteering with primary aged children, but who need an academic qualification to progress.

Life Science programmes are also available in a number of Colleges and you should study one that contains chemistry and biology.

For further information on SWAP programmes, or to discuss the correct option for progression on to a degree, please email or phone SWAP for a friendly chat on 0141 564 7206.

If you're interested in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine, you should apply to the Access to Medical Studies programme at Glasgow Kelvin College. Places on the programme, designed specifically for entry to Glasgow, are highly competitive so apply when applications open each January. You will be interviewed prior to the programme and are expected to have experience in your chosen field and recent study of chemistry and biology.

If Science and Engineering are your interest, study an Access to STEM programme. There can be specific Maths requirements for Engineering degrees so discuss this at your College interview to ensure progression on to the University of Glasgow.

SWAP students have a proud tradition of success at Glasgow, why not join them?