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FE-HE Pathway to Science 2021 entry

The FE-HE Pathway to Science provides a supported entry into degree-level study at St Andrews for students studying alternative qualifications at further education colleges across Scotland. 

Our flexible degree structure allows students who wish to study any of the subjects offered in the Faculty of Science to enter on this route into a full degree programme the end of year two.

The Pathway programme offers advice and support to help ensure that students make the transition into university life.

Students from outside of Scotland should apply directly to the course of their choice

More information for 2021 entry will be available in September 2020. For information on the current year of entry for this course, see the 2020 page.

How to apply

UCAS code

CFG1

Course type

An integrated pathway into year three of a full degree programme

Course duration

Two years full time

  • Start date: September 2021

After successful completion of year two, students will progress directly into year three of one of our named degree programmes within the Faculty of Science.

Do I need to have studied this subject before?

Some subjects may require specific subject knowledge. 

Timetables

St Andrews students must meet with their Adviser of Studies at the beginning of Semester 1 in September to complete advising – a compulsory part of the matriculation process. After module choices have been decided, a timetable will be allocated indicating the dates and times of classes.

How to apply

Eligibility 

Typically, candidates for FE-HE Pathways are those who have not progressed to higher education directly from school and meet some, if not all, of the following contextual criteria:

  • live in an area of deprivation as defined by the Scottish Government as SIMD20
  • attended a low progression school
  • are care experienced as defined by the local authority
  • were a registered young carer
  • are currently studying at a further education college
  • have family or caring commitments which limit their higher education choices. 

Typical entry requirements

Typical academic entry requirements could be one of the following:

  • SWAP Access to Sciences: AAA Profile
  • HNC Applied Science: B in graded units
  • SQA Highers: BBBB in relevant subjects

Direct entry into second year

  • HNC Applied Science: Completion of HNC with 15 Credits and A in the Graded Unit.

Offers will be determined on individual applications and the course being studied. Offers will take into consideration contextual admissions information as well as academic performance.

Applicants under serious consideration for this route will be required to attend an informal meeting with a member of the Admissions team and a member of academic staff to discuss their application and particular circumstances in more detail.

Fees

Tuition fees for 2021 entry

2021 fees are not available yet for this course. More information on tuition fees can be found on the undergraduate fees and funding page

Accommodation fees 

Find out about accommodation fees for University accommodation. 

Funding and scholarships

The University of St Andrews offers a number of scholarships and support packages to undergraduate students each year.

Find out more about undergraduate scholarships

Online visiting days

If you are interested in studying at St Andrews, join one of our online visiting days to learn about the town, find out about our courses and talk to University staff.

Undergraduates

Upcoming online visiting days:

  • Wednesday 30 September 2020
  • Wednesday 7 October 2020
  • Wednesday 14 October 2020
  • Wednesday 28 October 2020
  • Wednesday 4 November 2020

Student life

From the outset, the University of St Andrews offers an array of events and opportunities which result in a truly unique student experience. Students participate in a range of traditions, notably, the red academic gown and the academic family, where older students adopt first year students as ‘children’ and help guide them in a system of mentoring. These traditions and the choice of over 150 sports clubs and student societies to choose from ensures a community feel amongst students from first year onwards.

The town of St Andrews itself has lots to offer. As the campus is located in town, walking around you encounter ancient and modern buildings and areas of greenery and seaside which provide a rich, beautiful backdrop to learning. If you want a change of scenery, St Andrews' position near surrounding towns and cities such as Anstruther, Dundee and Edinburgh makes it ideal for getting to know more about Scotland.

Find out more about student life at the University of St Andrews.

Contact

Admissions
University of St Andrews 
St Katharine's West
The Scores
St Andrews
KY16 9AX

Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2150
Email: lifelonglearning@st-andrews.ac.uk 

Policies

Admission to the University of St Andrews is governed by our admissions policy.

Curriculum development

As a research intensive institution, the University ensures that its teaching references the research interests of its staff, which may change from time to time. As a result, programmes are regularly reviewed with the aim of enhancing students' learning experience. Our approach to course revision is described online (PDF, 72 KB).

Tuition fees

The University will clarify compulsory fees and charges it requires any student to pay at the time of offer. The offer will also clarify conditions for any variation of fees. The University’s approach to fee setting is described online (PDF, 84 KB).

Contact

Admissions
University of St Andrews 
St Katharine's West
The Scores
St Andrews
KY16 9AX

Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2150
Email: gatewayto@st-andrews.ac.uk