Short-term degrees are giving both graduates and employers more variation when it comes to
jobs, according to a new report.
The BBC says that he study by Sheffield Hallam University shows
that fast-track qualifications allow for a shorter route to a job
and can also save money for cash-strapped students.
It added that the courses were ideal for older students or those
hoping to move into the workplace faster.
Further, the university found that employers were generally
positive about the degrees which are "no easy option", while
students found that their costs were lower and felt the degrees
proved to potential employers that they were committed and hard
Speaking to the BBC, England's higher education minister Bill
Rammell, said: "No one mould suits everyone.
"Increasingly we will see higher education offered in a way, in a
place and at a time which suits particular groups of students and
which still meets employers' needs."
He added: "I would also like to stress that Fast Track degrees are
certainly no easy option.
"Students who can apply themselves to complete a full honours
degree in two years will have the skills and attitude required to
succeed in some of the most demanding professions."
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