Guardian: Conservatives to unveil plans for two-year fast track degrees

Fast-track degrees with higher annual fees are to be introduced in universities under plans announced by the government.

The two-year degrees will cost the same as a three-year course, meaning annual fees for them will be higher. Ministers are expected to table a bill to lift the current £9,000-a-year cap on tuition costs so that universities can charge higher annual rates.

Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell has been quoted in the Guardian article, which can be read here.

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.”

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Maddalaine was also interviewed on ITV News on Friday 24 February 2017 about the proposals.

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