How the Course Works
Teaching and Assessment
You’ll learn through a blend of lectures, workshops, online discussion forums, video screenings, guest speaker presentations, directed and private study. Other assessment methods include debates, moot courts, presentations, examinations, essays, reports, portfolios, project work class and online tests, and reflective analyses.
In your final year, you’ll design and produce a research project under the dedicated supervision of an academic staff member.
About a quarter of the course is assessed through examination, although the exact proportion depends on your module choices (the topics you choose to study).
We recognise that our students have different learning styles and different skills when they start their studies. Our aim is to ensure that we nurture and reinforce your understanding of the subjects studied, together with the research and employability skills required to work in a constantly changing world.
Put simply, we want to give you all the skills and knowledge you need to move straight into a job or further study when you graduate.
Not sure if you're eligible for entry?
If you have the potential and motivation to study at university, regardless of your background or personal circumstances, we welcome your application.
We understand some people have faced extra challenges before applying to university, which is why we consider the background in which your academic grades have been achieved when making an offer.
If you expect to receive passes in three Scottish Highers (grades A-C) and have either ...
- been in care
- participated in a targeted aspiration-raising programme such as LIFT OFF, LEAPS, FOCUS West, or Aspire North
- no family background of going to university
- attended a school or lived in an area where not many people go to university
... we encourage you to submit an application.
Fees and funding
The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you depends on factors such as your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying.
Find out about grants, bursaries, tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and living costs in our undergraduate fees and funding section.