08 February 2018
Universities launch fast track to finals
The Tablet Education Supplement
The vast majority of English and Welsh students sign up for undergraduate degrees that take three years, are spread across 30 weeks a year and punctuated by a long summer vacation.
That could change if a new government proposal for two-year degrees becomes reality. According to former Universities Minister Jo Johnson, who has been pushing the idea, accelerated degrees could drive a “transformation” in higher education. They could save students £5,500 in tuition fees and break the mould of a system in which three-year degrees have crowded out more flexible ways of studying.
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