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    Two-year degree plan to cut cost of tuition fees

    Students in England are being promised the option of "accelerated" two-year degree courses, saving 20% on tuition fees compared with a three-year course.

    Universities Minister Sam Gyimah has confirmed plans for universities to be able to charge higher fees for shorter, more intensive courses.

    It would mean paying about £5,500 less than for a three-year course - which would mean about £11,000 per year.

    But raising annual fees above £9,250 would require Parliamentary approval.

    The government wants to encourage more flexible ways of studying - in particular as a way of reversing the decline in the numbers of mature students taking degrees.

    Two-year degree plan to cut cost of tuition fees - BBC News

    Great move, although why not make it even bolder - 1 year degrees, saves even more money, edukation is overrated anyway because after Brexit the most of job demand will come from strawberry picking and jam packing.

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    Or just study for free in Denmark, Scotland, Holland, or Germany.... It's the EU way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Or just study for free in Denmark, Scotland, Holland, or Germany.... It's the EU way.
    If you have a UK passport, you can only study in Scotland for free if you've been resident there for at least 3 years. Years as a student don't count towards residency.
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    Degrees don't need 3 years to complete, doing them in 2 is fine. It's the whole preparation for life thing for those living away that takes the extra time. Now that degrees aren't free, though, that 2 years in 3 years is seen as spending £27k to get the degree rather than £18k. Offer the two paces perhaps, with those electing to live at home benefiting from a two-year degree with not having to adjust must from attending college and having a similar routine to the previous two years. Oh and chop university admissions by 60% to stop degree devaluation.
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    I'm employing a engineering graduate. One has a 2-year degree the other 3 years of study. You think employers won't discriminate? I would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    I'm employing a engineering graduate. One has a 2-year degree the other 3 years of study. You think employers won't discriminate? I would.
    Probably, but that is because you are spectacularly dim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunbhoy View Post
    Probably, but that is because you are spectacularly dim.

    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    I'm employing a engineering graduate. One has a 2-year degree the other 3 years of study. You think employers won't discriminate? I would.
    There we go, there's your first mistake. They don't need three years to do the work involved in getting a degree. I'd rather go for the one that can get the work done in two-thirds of the time it takes the other one to do the same thing. Don't tell me you were suggesting otherwise?
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    Time required to complete a degree should be down to the individual. Now there are some online only degrees one could potentially complete it in a matter of months if they spent all their time and effort on it rather than the typical uni student lifestyle where attending lectures is seen as a bit of an inconvenience.

    Accelerated learning for those capable.

    Of course, they can't coin in the same level of fees so this will be a specialised option for now.
    Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down. Until tomorrow, I'll just keep moving on.

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    Soviet Unis were 5 years, more for medicine

    Yet, my degree from there is only deemed equvalent to BA

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