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The Times: Students to be offered degrees over two years

Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell has been quoted in an article by the Times on the plans outlined by ministers for a new generation of fast-track degrees.

Universities will be encouraged to provide two-year degrees in return for the right to raise tuition fees, possibly to more than £13,000 a year.

Universities Minister Jo Johnson will unveil the proposal at a meeting of the UUK Board. The change is among a series of amendments to be introduced by Mr Johnson to the Higher Education and Research Bill as it resumes its passage through the House of Lords.

Maddalaine said: “Accelerated degrees can be a really attractive option for mature students and those who are looking to get into the job market quickly with new skills. Our members already run some very successful accelerated degrees, for which students pay much less. More flexibility on fees would allow universities to run more courses like this, and in more subjects.”

Read the full article here (£).

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