Working with Universities to help you progress

Fife College offers defined routes to degree courses in partnership with a wide range of universities. By working in partnership with these universities, we make sure that the content of our courses and our delivery are relevant and make progression possible.

We also work in partnership with the following universities:

  • Dundee University
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Stirling
  • University of the West of Scotland

Are you a current Fife College student looking to progress to an HNC, HND or degree?

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Fife College has agreements in place with the following universities:

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Abertay University
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • University of the Highlands and Islands
  • Queen Margaret University
  • Robert Gordon University
  • University of Sunderland
  • The Open University

The pathway between an HNC or an HND and a degree programme is called an articulation route. This is agreed between the College and a university and is reviewed annually.

This means that the university and the College have worked in partnership to make sure the content of your HN course matches the content of the first year or two of your chosen degree in order to ensure a smooth transition.

To take advantage of an articulation agreement, you need to ensure that the HN course you choose progresses to the degree course that you ultimately want to study, as in most cases only certain HN courses offer articulation to specific degrees. This information can be made available to you when you apply for your college course. 

Pathways to university

Universities endorse the college route and readily welcome students with appropriate qualifications from college. Some of our agreements with universities even guarantee a number of our students a place on degree courses at university.

“Students who transfer to the BSc(Hons) Architectural Technology have an opportunity to excel in a design led technical course that tackle national criteria and issues relevant in contemporary society.

"Direct entrants from Fife College have enjoyed the transfer and success achieved in applying their knowledge from Fife in a design-led studio environment at the Robert Gordon University”

Dr. Jonathan Scott, course leader in architectural technology at the Robert Gordon University

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