Sunday, 10 December 2017

University Students to be offered two-year degrees 'to lower tuition fees'



University students in England will be offered "accelerated" two-year degrees costing up to £11,100 a year under Government plans.
 
The Department for Education (DfE) said undergraduates opting for the courses would save 20% on tuition fees compared with their peers on traditional three-year degrees.


Under the proposals, a student on a shorter course would pay £22,200 in tuition fees, compared with £27,750 for a standard three-year degree.


But Labour said the proposals were "another plan to raise tuition fees" as the current maximum annual fee for a typical three-year course is £9,250.


Universities minister Jo Johnson said students on the shorter courses could benefit overall by around £25,000, through savings on tuition fees and earning an average starting salary of £19,000, instead of spending a third year studying.




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