Wanted to ask if its absolutely compulsory for students to attend "extra subjects" in the 1st 1/2 years at a Scottish University?
I am 28 years old and I am studying towards doing Computer Science at Glasgow University. My agenda is to do as much online education as I can while in employment so I can enter into the degree at the highest level (which I believe is 2nd year entry).
This said, it seems Scotland has this ridiculous set up where they make you take extra subjects alongside the main subject you've decided to go to university for. Quite simply, I don't want to do this as I know what I want to study - Computer Science.
Is it possible to request exemption from studying extra subjects? Is there any penalty for just "failing" the extra subjects (I believe that in Scotland the first 2 years of Uni education doesn't contribute to your overall degree grade - its marked as pass or fail.
Appreciate any perspectives on this or indeed on how one can build a serious foundation of computer science credentials.