Closed consultation

Accelerated degrees: widening student choice in higher education

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We're seeking views on a range of proposals to encourage increased provision and uptake of accelerated degree courses in England.

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Consultation description

We’re consulting on changes to the annual tuition fee cap, together with a range of measures to incentivise innovation and encourage wider provision and take-up of accelerated degrees.

Accelerated degrees give students the opportunity to study the same content and quality of degree as a standard 3-year course over 2 years.

By compressing study into 2 years:

  • the overall cost of a degree is cheaper for the student and higher education provider
  • graduates can enter or return to the workplace a year faster than those studying over 3 years
Published 11 December 2017