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    In Feb the government laid out plans to introduce 2 year fast track degrees with the same quality as 3 year ones. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...ees-two-years/

    This was as a part of the higher education bill. It was passed in April. https://www.timeshighereducation.com...#survey-answer

    http://wonkhe.com/blogs/be-it-enacte...arch-act-2017/

    https://www.theguardian.com/higher-e...l-for-students

    • Universities will now be able to charge higher annual fees for courses that are taught over a shorter period of time, also known as ‘accelerated degrees’.


    http://www.westminsterforumprojects....ees-2018/30557

    I'm wondering what year these changes will take affect. Will it be before 2020?
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    In many ways they already exist, they just haven’t been able to charge more.

    There are three year courses with industrial placements combined in the three years. BPP have been offering fast track law degrees for a while (and not the PG version).

    I’m not necessarily a fan. I think they are good if you have already got work experience and have built your CV up. But condensing 3 years into 2 means you have less time to do internships or have a part time job, or extra curricular activities. All those things will improve your employability chances. I really wouldn’t recommend a 2 year degree to someone who has no work experience just because it might be cheaper/quicker.

    People also never want to discuss it as you are seen as “ageist” but there’s probably a benefit for many for entering the job market at 21-22 with a greater level of maturity rather than 20-21. Not all obviously, but for many that extra year helps a lot.
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    This is the entire business model of Buckingham.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    This is the entire business model of Buckingham.
    I'm aware that some uni's have already been doing these type of degrees for a while. Was just wondering when people expect these degrees to be available in more unis because of this new ruling.
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    (Original post by chelseafan)
    I'm aware that some uni's have already been doing these type of degrees for a while. Was just wondering when people expect these degrees to be available in more unis because of this new ruling.
    Universities will move as quickly as possible to charge more money, but I don’t think many will go for this route and move from 3 to 2 year courses.

    Finding more academics to deliver such courses will be a huge issue.
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    A few universities already offer some accelerated courses. Although from what I’ve heard there’s a lot of improvements to be made before making such courses more mainstream. Issues I’ve heard relating to lecturer availability (or lack of), timetabling - one course I’m aware of had an entire modules lectures in 3 days, lack of transparency in how the third trimester each year is laid out, etc.

    Saying that, I’ve only spoken to mature students (21+) who have taken accelerated courses and all found the reduced time beneficial in terms of a career break or change in career.
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    They have been available for 41 years at the University Of Buckingham. They have January and September intakes. Applications can be via ucas or direct. Best of luck.
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    I can only see it catching on in crap unis.

    At the best universities, the lecturers aren't going to want to be teaching around the year - they'll have research and basically better things to be doing that spending all year spoon-feeding undergrads. So you'll either get the teaching being done by doctoral students or lecturers who don't do any research. It will also mean significant disruption to the university bureacracy - this isn't summer school, it's actually accredited degrees they have to put out at the end.
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    (Original post by Meloa)
    They have been available for 41 years at the University Of Buckingham. They have January and September intakes. Applications can be via ucas or direct. Best of luck.
    I was talking more about proper unis. I know others have been offering these degrees for a while.
 
 
 
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