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We’re developing accelerated degrees, a 2-year full-time programme offered in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University, to start in September 2017.

The accelerated degree compresses a three-year traditional program into a two-year degree by extending teaching throughout the summer months. The idea is to offer students the option of saving on some of the costs of tuition and moving on to the job marketplace sooner.

Because an accelerated degree requires the same amount of work as a three-year program, students carry a more rigorous workload, and a good deal of dedication is needed to succeed. Because you’ll be studying the same amount of material as a traditional student, but in a shorter time, you’ll need to be dedicated and organised.

This type of degree offers a more flexible and cheaper way of studying a degree. Meanwhile, you only have to pay two years’ tuition fees and can cut accommodation and living costs by up to a third.

Research published by the Higher Education Academy shows that two- year degrees are working for students and provide a quality product valued not only by employers but professional bodies too.

Value for money

Our two-year honours degree offers a value for money alternative to traditional degrees; the illustration below shows an example of the typical savings that can be made: 

Year Accelerated degree tuition Traditional degree tuition
Year one £8000 £9250
year two £8000 £9250

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