If the Pre-Entry course is completed successfully, the student may, dependent on the level of performance and UCAS Personal Statement, be considered for entry to:
- the full-time and part-time BA degree in Humanities and Social Sciences
- the full-time and part-time BA degree in Psychology and Counselling
- the full-time and part-time LLB degree in Law
- certain courses within the School of Education
- certain courses in the Business School
Students who do not have English as their first language must take the English module unless they have an alternative English qualification.
LLB Degree Course Students who wish to be considered for the LLB degree course must take both the Law and English modules as part of the Pre-entry course. The full-time and part-time LLB requires an overall mark of 70% for the Pre-entry course and students must achieve 60% in the English module. (TBC for 2023/24 Entry)
Strathclyde Business School Students wishing to apply for degree programmes within the Business School must take Business Management as one of their Pre-entry module choices and obtain a mark of 65% or more in this. Students hoping to choose Accounting as their Principal subject will require to have a current Higher Maths pass at B. International Business and Modern Languages degree requires a current pass at B in the language to be studied.
Humanities and Social Sciences Pass mark of 60%. Students hoping to gain admission should make enquiries in advance, in writing, to the relevant department to ascertain the competitive standard required by that department and any other qualifications required. (TBC for 2023/24 Entry)
BA (Hons) in Social Work requires an overall mark of 60% for the Pre-entry course plus 6 months recent, relevant Social Care work experience or volunteering with vulnerable groups prior to application. The Scottish Service Council have a mandatory requirement for a pass in English and Maths at National 5 at C grade or above, (or equivalent) SCQF level 5 to study the BA (Hons) Social Work degree. Students must select the English module on the Pre-entry course if they don't have an existing English qualification. Highly competitive entry, therefore a strong personal statement is required. Candidates require experience or volunteering with vulnerable groups prior to application. Applicants for the BA in Social work will need to undertake second stage selection which includes completion of a further information request (FIR) and possible interview. Email enquiries can be made to email@example.com.
Speech and Language Pathology requires an overall mark of 60%. Suggested Pre-entry subjects: Module 1: History or Socal Policy Module 2: English Module 3: Psychology or Spanish.
BA (Hons) in Primary Education Students must take the Education module plus two further modules. Primary Education requires a pass at 60% (in the Pre-entry Access Course). The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) has a mandatory requirement for passes in Higher English (or Communication 4 and Literature 1) and Maths/Application of Mathematics at National 5. The Primary Education programme at Strathclyde requires Higher English (grade B or above) and National 5 Maths (grade B or above) or equivalents.
As well as meeting the academic entry requirements, candidates must demonstrate professional suitability through their Personal Statement and reference which must show evidence of commitment to primary education and the appropriate personal qualities. Experience of working with children in a formal situation or informal voluntary capacity is not essential but highly desirable. Where the UCAS application includes the standard Pre-entry reference, a further reference focussing on professional suitability will be requested.
Students studying the BA (Hons) in Primary Education will undertake a general first year, studying three subjects from the HASS catalogue. A progression interview will take place at the end of Year 1 for those continuing with the BA (Hons) in Primary Education as a single honours subject, in line with national guidance. Students will be supported in preparing for this selection process.
Students should also note that due to the demand for places entry for all degree programmes at the University of Strathclyde is competitive and that the UCAS personal statement will be used as a further selection criterion in addition to the Pre-entry course result.
We are unable to guarantee that attainment of the required mark will result in an offer of a place on your chosen degree programme.
The Pre-entry Access Course is valid for entry to the University of Strathclyde in the year of completion and also for the following academic year.
The Pre-entry Access Course is also recognised for the purpose of consideration for entry to degree programmes at other universities. Entry requirements may differ and it is suggested you contact the university of your choice to confirm these.