Alternative Routes to Entry

As part of its commitment to widening access to Higher Education, the University of Aberdeen offers a range of alternative routes of entry into our undergraduate degree programmes. Our Access Programmes serve as a bridge to degree level study. These programmes offer a range of courses covering both Arts & Social Sciences and Science subjects. A growing number of our student population are entering the University through alternative routes such as our Summer School for Access programme and our Access to Degree Studies programme. Our Access programmes can provide direct entry into the majority of degrees offered by the University and are a perfect option should you:

  • Be considering beginning or returning to study after a period of time
  • Want to study part-time in the day or evening
  • Need to top up your qualifications
  • Want to develop a diverse set of transferable and generic skills


Summer School for Access

Summer School for Access

Access to Degree Studies

Access Programmes

To be added to our mailing list for more information about Access Programmes starting September 2017 please email

Moving from College

Moving from College to University