The UK government on December 10 unveiled radical plans for new two-year university degrees under which students can save up to £25,000.
Under these radical plans, universities will be providing 45 weeks of lectures per year which means cutting down the summer and Christmas holidays making teaching more intense and serious.
The fast-track degrees under these new plans will cost around £11,100 a year, which will help the students save about £5,500 alone on tuition fees. This will help the students to increase their savings on living cost and maintenance. Students can also start earning their salary a year earlier thanks to this radical plan of a two-year degree.
The program is set to target students who are highly motivated and ambitious. The two-year program will help the students get into jobs early and hence making early progress.
Although the two- year degree plans are offered by many universities across the UK, unfortunately only 2500 or 0.2 percent of the1.5 million students have pursued them.
Renowned institutions like the Russell Group of Universities have been hesitating to offer such plans as they would lose a year’s worth of funding and also have to face greater costs in teaching them over the academic years.
But Mr. Jo Johnson, the Universities Minister said that the competitiveness of the system would make the university chiefs to reconsider the proposal. There are also chances of the plan getting a Parliamentary approval.