For a traditional degree teaching terms at university are close to ten weeks in time, when you take into account exam weeks, reading weeks, freshers weeks and short holidays, you’ll be spending between 30 and 40 weeks a year at university. This leaves a lot of time on holiday and relaxing.
Accelerated degrees, skip out the long holidays and teach three years’ worth of content in two years. Exactly the same content, just taught over 2 years instead of 3. With teaching extending into the summer holidays.
The advantage of accelerated degrees is the timespan. You can spend less time studying and get on with your career sooner, and instead of paying for three years of tuition fees you only pay two years of tuition fees. Longer degrees, for example Law, can be completed in much fewer years.
The disadvantage of accelerated degrees is their newness. The government announced them in December 2017 and the first students will start in September 2018. This means that only a few universities will be offering courses in a limited number of subjects. It is also unknow how employers will react to these and how long they will be around for.
University of Aberdeen; Law.
Anglia Ruskin University; International Business Management.
Coventry University; Digital Design Consultancy; Global Business Management; International Finance and Accounting.
University of Dundee; Law
Edinburgh Napier University; Law
University of Greenwich; Primary Education
University of Hertfordshire; Law
Leeds Beckett University; Primary Education
Leeds Trinity University; Secondary Education, Physical Education and Sport
London Metropolitan University; Early Years Education; Medical Sciences; Primary Education
Newcastle University; Medicine
University of Northampton; Management
Royal Veterinary College, University of London; Accelerated Veterinary Medicine
University of Salford; Building Surveying
University of South Wales; Law
University of Southampton; Law
Staffordshire University; English; Law; Accounting and Finance
University of Wales Trinity Saint David; Digital Marketing
University of York; Law