Access Programme

What is the Access Programme?

Are you thinking about returning to learning after a break and gaining the qualifications for degree entry or further study?

The part-time Access Programme offered by the University’s Centre for Open Learning (COL) provides a route for adult returners into undergraduate degrees offered by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Structure and Content

The Access Programme is offers three strands for you to choose from, all designed to help you prepare for undergraduate degree-level study.

Progression to Degree Study

Successful completion of the Access Programme can result in progression to a degree programme within the University of Edinburgh.

Programme Dates

Important dates to keep in mind.

Student Life & Support

As an Access student, you will have access to all of the same social, cultural, sporting and support opportunities as the University’s undergraduate students.