Why two-year university courses should become the norm

From September 2019, two-year degree courses will offered in England, which will allow students to graduate one year earlier than with a three-year course. Former Universities Minister, Sam Gyimah, claimed that ‘accelerated‘ courses would be beneficial to mature students and commuters. Currently, three-year courses will remain on offer alongside the fast-track programme, but the Government should seriously consider two-year degrees as a long-term replacement for the traditional three-year university degree. The fees for two-year courses would result in a 20% saving compared to the cost of three-year courses. Although course length will be 33 per cent shorter, universities will not...

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