Access to Humanities (SWAP)

UHI Perth


Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


This innovative course has been developed in response to the increased demand for flexible learning for those who are returning to learning after more than three years away.

You will study from home towards an award that will see you progress to degree level studies. So, the time has come to ask yourself - have you been out of education for a few years but are motivated to unleash your academic ability and go to study at Degree or HN level? This is the course for you.

This course is a SWAP (Scottish Wider Access Programme) which supports adults, ordinarily resident in Scotland to return to education after a gap. It will help you to develop the skills you need to progress into Higher Education, to a wide range of HNC, HND and degree level courses.

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 Sociology 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