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Cert of Higher Education Bachelors Degree Accelerator Foundation Programme (One year)

Key information

Level
Undergraduate
Delivery type
Full Time
Degree qualification
Cert of Higher Education
Mode of delivery
On-Campus
Duration
1 year
Location
Edinburgh
Start date
September, January, May

Heriot-Watt's Bachelors Degree Accelerator Foundation Programme is a one-year programme designed to prepare you for university study, in a learning environment that's been specifically created for you to thrive in.

We will champion and support you throughout your time at Heriot-Watt. We are here to help you succeed in your ultimate goal of achieving a career-focused degree, no matter where or what your starting point is.

Our Bachelors Degree Accelerator Programme is for you if:

  • You do not meet the published entry requirements for your undergraduate degree
  • You're an international student who does not have the appropriate English requirements
  • You're returning to education after some time away and need support
  • You're switching to a different subject from what you've previously studied

Benefits

  • Become part of our exciting, supportive global community
  • A personalised study experience, tailored to meet your needs and optimise your experience
  • Our award-winning, professional careers team are here to fully support you throughout your time at Heriot-Watt
  • Prepares you for second year entry into your chosen career-focused degree programme

Duration

Bachelors Degree Accelerator Foundation Programme  - one academic year.

Your student experience

Choose your subject pathway

There are four courses of 30 credits each to choose from. Each of these is completed within one academic year over a nominal 30-week learning period.

Required courses: Academic English/Academic Skills

All courses

You will be asked to select which course you would like to study on your application form.

Science

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computing

Accounting, Economics and Business Management

  • Economics
  • Business Management
  • Accounting

Psychology

  • Economics/Mathematics
  • Business Management/Physics
  • Psychology

Mathematical and Computer Sciences

  • Mathematics
  • Business Management/Physics
  • Computing

Go Global

With Go Global, Heriot-Watt's global student programme, you can carry your studies to new places and experience new cultures, expanding your horizons on the way. You'll discover what it means to be a true global citizen and emerge prepared for wherever your career journey will take you.

Inter-Campus Transfer: Dubai

Discover new friends and places with an inter-campus transfer to Dubai.

Inter-Campus Transfer: Malaysia

Discover new friends and places with an inter-campus transfer to Malaysia.

Course content

September intake - Edinburgh

Optional AY

  • Accounting
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Academic Skills Project
  • English and Study Skills
  • Mathematics

January Intake - Edinburgh

Optional AY

  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • English and Study Skills
  • Business Management
  • Psychology
  • Academic Skills Project
  • Accounting
  • Computing

May Intake - Edinburgh

Optional AY

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Academic Skills Project
  • Computing
  • Psychology
  • English and Study Skills
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Business Management
  • Mathematics

Fees and funding

StatusFee
ScotlandPaid by SAAS
England / Wales / N Ireland / Rep of Ireland£9,250
International£18,704
  • Status: Your residency status is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course.
  • International: 'International' includes applicants from European Union countries who do not hold Pre-Settled or Settled status in UK. (This does not include students from the Republic of Ireland - see above).

Additional information

Please note: The fees above are for students who are not taking the Engineering and Science pathway. If you are taking the Engineering and Science pathway, the fees are as follows:

  • Scotland: Paid by SAAS
  • England / Wales / N Ireland / Rep of Ireland: £9,250
  • International: £24,048

Entry requirements

We have standard entry requirements for all of our courses that you will have to meet.

Academic background equivalent to A Levels DEE/CD + GCSE English and Maths at C/4.  

Academic entry requirements

  • Highers CCD including a science or maths for STEM pathways + National 5 Maths & English at Grade C
  • A-Levels DEE/CD including a science or maths (for STEM pathways) GCSE English and Maths at C/4
  • International Baccalaureate DEE/CD including a science or maths (for STEM pathways) GCSE English and Maths at C/4
  • BTEC Extended Diploma MMP + GCSE English and Maths at C/4. For progression to non-STEM pathways only

International academic entry requirements

  • Bangladesh - Higher Secondary Certificate - grade average of 65%
  • China - Senior High 2 - average grade of 70% or Senior High 3 at an average of 65%
  • Ghana - West African School Certificate (WAEC) - or Senior School Certificate  in four subjects with grades 1-6 (A-C)
  • Hong Kong - Form 5 in four academic subjects (grades will be assessed on a case by case basis) or HKDSE with grades 223 in relevant subjects
  • India - Standard 10 + 1 - 70% or Standard 10 + 2 at 55%
  • Indonesia - SMU 2 - Grade 7.0 or SMU 3 Grade 6.5 (five relevant subjects required)
  • Iran - High School Diploma (3 years) - average grade of at least 14 (in relevant subjects)
  • Jordan - Tawjihi - 80% in 4 relevant subjects
  • Kazakhstan - ATTESTAT/Certificate of Secondary Education - grade average of 4
  • Kuwait - Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama - passmark of 80% in relevant subjects
  • Libya - Secondary Education Certificate - average of 80%
  • Malaysia - Form 5. Ter, 2 or Mid-Year Transcript - A-C in five relevant subjects
  • Nigeria - WAEC or SSC - grades 1-6 in four relevant subjects.
  • Pakistan - High Secondary Certificate - four passes in relevant subjects with an average of 55%
  • Qatar - Thanawaya Aam Qatari - average grade 80% in relevant subjects
  • Saudi Arabia - Tawjihi - average of 80% in relevant subjects
  • Thailand - MAW5 - GPA of 2.5 or of MAW 6 with a GPA of 2.0 in six relevant subjects
  • United Arab Emirates - Tawjihi - 80% or above in relevant subjects
  • Ukraine - ATTESTAT/11th Grade Certificate of Secondary Education - grade average of 7.0
  • Vietnam - Completion of Year 12 at Secondary School with average grade of 7.0

Why Heriot-Watt

We're the top university in Scotland for graduate outcomes which means that more of our graduates are employed or in postgraduate education than any other institution in the country and we ranked 5th in the UK.

We're also rated number one in the UK for CEO or MD roles, meaning more of our graduates go on to become CEOs or MDs than any other university in the whole of the UK. On top of that, we have beautiful campuses, across the globe, so you'll get a truly international education. Our Edinburgh Campus is home to Oriam, Scotland's National Sports Performance Centre combined with plenty of wellbeing resources, prioritising fitness and mental health for all students. Our Global Research Institutes look at solving real world issues such as climate change and saving our oceans as well as working on the next medical technological breakthrough and the future of AI and robots.

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