SWAP access courses for mature students

Access courses are designed specifically for anyone who has been out of education for a while and has few or no formal qualifications.

The University of Stirling is a long-standing member of the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) and works across the East and West regions to support students in any way we can. SWAP access programmes run at colleges across Scotland and are a route into many undergraduate degrees at the University of Stirling.

For more information about courses in your area please go to the SWAP website. On the SWAP website you can also view details of the progression routes from a SWAP course to an undergraduate degree course at the University of Stirling.

If you have found a course that you are interested in, and you want to check that it would be suitable for entry onto one of our degree courses, get in touch with our Recruitment team by emailing wp@stir.ac.uk.

There's more advice and details of the kind of support you can get on our mature student pages.

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