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    (Original post by wactm)
    I hope the MBA at warwick doesnt go up. 26k is pretty extortionate already.
    They are expensive. But then since most people who do very expensive MBAs at top schools have large multi national companies paying for it or have been employed in lucrative jobs for many years it is sort of fair
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    (Original post by evantej)
    The thing is, universities cannot increase their tuition fees without the system's support; that is, it is pointless setting your fees at £9000 or more if no one can actually afford to pay that or borrow the money to pay that. I cannot imagine banks increasing their career development loans to £15,000. This means that tuition fees for postgraduate programmes will simply increase with inflation. I guess by 2012, £5000 will be the average point. Some universities will exceed it (and some already do), but most will try to keep below it like the did with £4000 for a few years.
    As far as the Brown review was concerned (recalling, this was the study that supported the coalition's drive to increase the tuition fee cap), there were no recommendations for any increase in or reform of postgraduate fees/teaching. That being said, I agree with you on the point of inflation.

    However, as there is no determined 'cap' on postgraduate fees as such, their price will be set by the university depending on a number of internal and external factors. I've noticed that some specialist economics courses have nearly doubled their fees in one year (UCL, for example), while MBA courses have always tended toward higher fees. I think it boils down to; yes, no HE institution is going to be unaffected by fee increases and spending cuts, but the degree to which each postgraduate centre responds will vary enormously (there, vague but threatening, :rolleyes:). If we remember, though, the spending review included a 100 million decrease in funding to Band-D (classroom) students, which is likely to affect the amount or cost of classroom-based MA teaching (so, more seminars and fewer lectures, continuing that trend ...)

    The HE Funding Council delivered their consultation on research funding allocation in March, but there will be no report on this until June. I havn't read it all yet, but they indicate more 'selective' funding will be in operation by 2012-13 (at the level of delivering bloc grants to institutions) ...

    (hello evantej, by the way ...)
 
 
 

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