Access to Degree Studies

Are you:

  • Considering returning to learning?King's College
  • Seeking to qualify for entry to a degree?
  • Looking for guidance on study options?
  • Needing to build confidence in study skills?
  • Wanting to ‘top-up’ current qualifications?
  • Wondering how to get back into learning?

If the answer to any of these is ‘yes’, then the Access to Degree Studies Programme may be the answer.

As part of its commitment to widening access to higher education, the University of Aberdeen’s part-time Access Programme offers a supportive route back into learning. Depending on whether you decide to study over one or two years, you will have one or two classes each week. Each class lasts two hours and your maximum contact time will be four hours a week. As there is a choice of attending classes at different times, the Programme allows you to study while remaining in employment and/or working around other commitments.

Studying on the Access Programme will give you first-hand experience of being a university student and of working with staff from various academic disciplines. There is a variety of courses on offer covering both Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences.

No formal educational qualifications are required for entry onto the Programme. Many Access students have gone on to succeed well at degree level study and beyond.

Our aim is to enable you to make an informed choice about your options and pre-entry, ongoing and exit advice and guidance are an integral part of the Programme.

Further information about the Programme can be found here.

Alternatively, you can e-mail the Programme co-ordinator: Fiona Faulds at or telephone her on 01224 273668.