Open consultation

Accelerated degrees: widening student choice in higher education


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

This consultation is being held on another website.

This consultation closes at

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