Diploma to Degree for students

What is SQA’s Diploma to Degree pathway?

SQA’s Diploma to Degree pathway is a proven route for students to progress onto the second or third year of an undergraduate degree, following successful completion of an SQA Advanced Diploma.

Why choose Diploma to Degree?

The SQA Advanced Diploma is a short cycle higher education qualification which enables advanced entry into many undergraduate degree programmes in universities around the world. SQA has a growing network of over 50 partner universities around the world, giving you choice and flexibility in completing your degree. SQA Advanced Diplomas are versatile qualifications developed in partnership with industry and academics to develop the high-level transferable skills and academic knowledge required for degree study or work.

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Benefits of the Diploma to Degree programme

  • Cost-effective route to a degree
  • Study towards your degree at a highly regarded university
  • Choose from our partner universities in different countries around the world

What students say

Learn more about SQA Diploma to Degree from past students:

Shelley Liu case study

After taking an SQA Advanced Diploma in China, Shelley went on to a degree course in the USA.

Muhannad Mohammed case study

Muhannad Mohammed gained a degree in Accounting through an innovative partnership with Muscat College and the University of Stirling.

Where can I study?

SQA has a growing network of over 50 progression partners around the world.  Our partner universities recognise the SQA Advanced Diploma for advanced entry and provide students with a quality learning experience.

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