Accelerated degrees in higher education: case study report

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The policy drive in UK higher education for many years and across various administrations has been for diversity in delivery, and increased student choice. Accelerated degrees deliver the same number of credits as three-year degrees, but in a shorter time. They are structured differently to traditional degrees: they deliver the same number of credits (360) as a three-year degree; they offer the same number of teaching weeks as a three-year degree, but they are scheduled so they are (or can) be completed in a shorter period - they reduce the overall duration of the course by utilising the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Pathways; Research; Teaching and learning; Participation; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Case study; Curriculum; Course design; Accelerated training; Enrolment; Barrier; Delivery system; Flexible delivery; University; Institutional role

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Manchester, England: Department for Education, 2017

Physical description: 67 p.

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Series: DfE research report; no. DFE-RR649

Related items: TD/TNC 127.926

ISBN: 9781781057155

The companion report, 'Accelerated degrees in higher education: literature review', is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 127.926.

Resource type: Report

Rights: Copyright rests with the authors (IES).

Call number: TD/TNC 127.927

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