Access to Science Studies
Start date: August 2024
Duration: Two semesters
Mode of study: Part-time
Delivery: On-campus and online classes on Monday and Thursday evenings
Class time: Two 3-hour classes each week
Independent study: 6-10 hours per week
Fees and funding
Course fee: £575 (2024-25)
SAAS part-time fee grant may be available - find out more on the SAAS website.
The course offers a supportive learning community where you will gain the necessary academic and numerical skills as well as essential scientific knowledge needed for degree study.
As an Access student, you will have full entitlement to all the Student Services and campus facilities offered to our undergraduate students.
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To pass the Access to Science Studies course you will need to:
- Gain an average of at least 50% across the modules
- Fulfil the attendance and assessment requirements for each module
Successful students will be offered a place on a science or maths related undergraduate degree course at the University of Stirling. See the courses in the Faculty of Natural Sciences or Management School that you could apply for.
The University aims to offer you a place on your chosen course, but it may not always be possible as these places are competitive. However, you will be offered some choice if you are successful in the Access to Science Studies course, and the University aims to offer you a place as close as possible to your chosen course. You will also be given support when you apply for your undergraduate degree.
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Read Michael's storyThe Access course has opened up many doors for me, and now along with my studies, I work closely with the Student Union as the Mature Students Officer, as well as with other departments and staff across the campus.
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Read Kirsty's storyI wanted to do something that inspired me and gave me a greater sense of purpose, with the aim to pursue a career in Ecology or other related fields. Graduating from the Access to Science Degree course has transformed my career path, giving me access to a very relevant degree that will open up prospects in the environmental sector.