Accelerated degrees consultation response

09 February 2018

Russell Group fully supports the provision of a diverse set of higher education courses including (but not limited to) online, part-time, foundation, and sandwich degrees, integrated masters and degree apprenticeships.

Our universities strive to provide an outstanding and diverse student experience within a research-intensive learning environment, giving all students the opportunity to develop the personal and professional skills needed to realise their ambitions.


Whilst accelerated degrees have the potential to contribute further towards the wide range of choices already available, the development and growth of new provision should be informed by a range of factors including the quality of the academic experience, the impact on graduate outcomes, and student demand. There must also be consideration of the cost of these shorter courses.

Read our full consultation response below.

Response to accelerated degrees consultation

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