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Accelerated degrees: Widening student choice in higher education

This consultation has concluded

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Accelerated degrees consultation response

Ref: DFE-00339-2018PDF, 2.79MB, 57 pages

Detail of outcome

Summary of responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.

The regulatory impact assessment related to this consultation is available at Accelerated degree courses: assessment of impact.

Original consultation


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

This consultation was held on another website.

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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
Last updated 19 November 2018 + show all updates

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