Articulation routes

Attending college before starting university can help build your confidence and it may be practically and financially beneficial for you to study closer to home. 

College to University

The college to university route offers an alternative onto degree courses at university. Increasingly, Higher National Certificates (HNC) and Higher National Diplomas (HND) can enable students to progress into year two or three of a university degree. 

The College even offers some degree level options. For example, Edinburgh Napier University’s BA Business Management is taught at West Lothian College. Students can gain direct entry into year 3 of this degree by completing our HND Business course. 

Our Student Support Team, can help you with specific questions. Telephone 01506 427610 or email supportlearning@west-lothian.ac.uk for more information. 

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West Lothian College has excellent articulation agreements in place with many universities. The table below provides an example of some of these agreements:

 

College Course

University

Degree

 

HNC Civil Engineering

Edinburgh Napier University

BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering

BSc (Hons) Civil and Timber Engineering

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

BEng Civil and Transportation Engineering

Year 2

HNC Mechanical Engineering

Edinburgh Napier University

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

BEng (Hons) Engineering with Management

BEng (Hons) Energy & Environment Engineering

Year 2

HNC Engineering Systems

Edinburgh Napier University

BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering

BEng (Hons) Electronic & Electrical Engineering

BEng (Hons) Energy & Environmental Engineering

BEng Engineering with Management

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

BEng (Hons) Mechatronics

Year 2

HND Engineering Systems (Incorporating HNC Mechanical Engineering)

Edinburgh Napier University

BEng (Hons) Energy & Environmental Engineering

BEng Engineering with Management

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

 

Year 3

HNC Construction Management

Edinburgh Napier University

BSc (Hons) Construction & Project Management

BSc (Hons) Building Surveying

Year 2

HND Computing

Edinburgh Napier University

BSc (Hons) Computer Systems & Networks

Year 2/3

HNC Information Technology

Edinburgh Napier University

BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems

Year 3

HNC Interactive Media

Edinburgh Napier University

BSc (Hons) Interactive Media Design

Year 2

HND Business

Heriot Watt University

BA (Hons) Business Management

Year 3

HND Business

Edinburgh Napier University

BA (Hons) Business Management *

BA (Hons) Marketing Management

BA (Hons) Financial Services Management

BA (Hons) Economics Management

Year 3

HNC Creative Industries: Media and Communications

Queen Margaret University

BA (Hons) Film and Media

BA (Hons) Media

BA (Hons) PR and Media

BA (Hons) PR and Marketing

Year 2

HNC Events

Queen Margaret University

BA (Hons) Event Management

Year 2

HNC Events

Edinburgh Napier University

BA (Hons) Festival & Events Management

Year 2

HNC/D Fitness, Health & Exercise and HND Applied Sport Science

Edinburgh Napier University

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Year 2/3

Access to Nursing

Edinburgh Napier University

3 yr Pre-registration Nursing Programme (BN)

Year 1

HNC Electrical Engineering

Forth Valley College

HND Electrical Engineering

 

HNC Hospitality

Forth Valley College

HND Hospitality Management

 

HNC Contemporary Art

Degree Course

HND Contemporary Art Practice

 

HNC, HND, PDAs

The Open University

BA or BSc Open Degree

 

 * Taught at West Lothian College