Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) are two year (full time) courses.

You can move on from college to university after your HNC year, or if the college offers it, stay on for the HND.

It’s always worth checking with the university if they accept the HND you are interested in for 3rd year entry before making that decision.  Sometimes the match between curriculums is not sufficient and you may only be offered 2nd year entry, even with the HND.  Not only does this add a year to your length of study, and may mean some repetition of learning, this can impact on your funding so it’s important to think carefully when deciding if you want to stay on for HND year.

Where your HN qualification is not considered suitable for advanced entry, we may still be able to consider you for first or second year entry. It’s a good idea to check with admissions@qmu.ac.uk before starting your HND as we might advise you only to do the HNC year to ensure you have the most efficient route into degree level study.

Some degrees will only have very small numbers of places available for 3rd year entry so although there may be an agreement, it does not guarantee an offer of a place.

We have formal agreements with the colleges listed below. If you are attending a college not listed here, that’s fine too.  We will consider applications from students studying at any Scottish college.  The lists below will give you an indication of which HND will be suitable for entry to our degrees, but if you have any questions please contact admissions@qmu.ac.uk 

City of Glasgow College

HND Acting and Performance into 3rd year of BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen

Pass all HN units and achieve a minimum of CB in the graded units, plus a successful pre entry interview and audition

Edinburgh College

HND Acting and Performance into 3rd year of BA(Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen

Pass all HN units and achieve a minimum of CB in the graded units, plus a successful pre entry interview and audition

HND Acting and Performance into 3rd year of BA(Hons) Drama and Performance

Pass all HN units and achieve a minimum of CB in the graded units

HND Technical Theatre into 3rd year of BA(Hons) Drama and Performance

Pass all HN units and achieve a minimum of CB in the graded units

HND Costume for Stage and Screen into 3rd year of BA(Hons) Costume Design & Construction

Pass all HN units and achieve a minimum of CB in the graded units

HND Business Management into 3rd year of BA(Hons) Business Management

Pass all HN units and achieve a minimum of CB in the graded units

HND Events Management into 3rd year of BA(Hons) Events Management

Pass all HN units and achieve a minimum of CB in the graded units

HND Hospitality Management into 3rd year of BA(Hons) International Hospitality & Tourism Management

Pass all HN units and achieve a minimum of CB in the graded units

Fife College

HND Business Management into 3rd year of BA(Hons) Business Management

Pass all HN units and achieve a minimum of CB in the graded units

HND Events Management into 3rd year of BA(Hons) Events Management

Pass all HN units and achieve a minimum of CB in the graded units

HND Hospitality Management into 3rd year of BA(Hons) International Hospitality & Tourism Management

Pass all HN units and achieve a minimum of CB in the graded units

HND Fitness, Health and Exercise into 3rd year of BSc(Hons) Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing

Pass all HN units and achieve a minimum of CB in the graded units

HND Social Science into 3rd year of the BSc(Hons) Psychology & Sociology or BSc (Hons) Public Sociology

HND Applied Biological Science into 3rd year of the following degrees with a pass in all HN units and a minimum of CB in the graded unit:

BSc (Hons) Applied Pharmacology

BSc (Hons) Human Biology

BSc (Hons) Nutrition

BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Food Science

following degrees with a pass in all HN units and a minimum of B in the graded unit:

Forth Valley and NE Scotland College

HND Applied Science into 3rd year of the following degrees with a pass in all HN units and a minimum of CB in the graded units: BSc (Hons) Applied Pharmacology, BSc (Hons) Human Biology, BSc (Hons) Nutrition, BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Food Science.

HND Advertising & PR into 3rd year of the following degrees with a pass in all HN units and a minimum of CB in the graded units: BA (Hons) Film & Media, BA (Hons) PR & Media, BA (Hons) PR Marketing & Events.

HND Creative Industries: Communication & Media into 3rd year of the following degrees with a pass in all HN units and a minimum of CB in the graded units: BA (Hons) Film & Media, BA (Hons) PR & Media, BA (Hons) PR Marketing & Events.

HND Business Management into 3rd year of BA(Hons) Business Management

Pass all HN units and achieve a minimum of CB in the graded units

HND Events Management into 3rd year of BA(Hons) Events Management

Pass all HN units and achieve a minimum of CB in the graded units

HND Fitness, Health and Exercise into 3rd year of BSc(Hons) Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing

Pass all HN units and achieve a minimum of CB in the graded units

HND Social Services into 3rd year of the following degrees with a pass in all HN units and a minimum of CB in the graded unit:

West Lothian College

HND Business Management into 3rd year of BA(Hons) Business Management

Pass all HN units and achieve a minimum of CB in the graded units

HND Fitness, Health and Exercise into 3rd year of BSc(Hons) Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing

Pass all HN units and achieve a minimum of CB in the graded units