Access to Humanities (SWAP) (Higher)

Perth College UHI


Main Campus


The Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) is designed for adults returning to education after a gap and has been paving the way for 1000s of people to achieve their degree aspirations for nearly 30 years. It will provide you with great academic credibility and prepare you for your HN or Degree journey. This course does not restrict you to Social Science Degrees, Perth College SWAP students are enjoying careers in Law, Social Work, Teaching and Event Management.

You will complete 18 credits based on the SQA Social Science units at Level 5 and 6. These units will provide you with a solid academic foundation as well as many transferrable skills that you can take into a raft of different career options. We have designed this course to immerse you in many of the subject disciplines in the wider Humanities area, so you are better informed of what degree to embark upon. You will study units on: politics; philosophy; history; psychology; economics; literature amongst others. Furthermore, your core skills will be refreshed with communications, IT, personal development planning and numeracy to ensure your transition to HN or Degree is one you are well prepared for.

Entry Requirements

7 subjects at National 4 or 5.

Progression Routes

HNC Social Sciences, BA Sociolgy and Criminology, BA Social Sciences, BSc Psychology, BA History and Politics, BA Scottish History degree programmes at Perth College UHI.

Start Date



Access to FE/HE

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Humanities and Social Sciences

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

Arts and Social Sciences General




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