Universities should offer ‘pick and mix’ degrees, says report

Some good suggestions in this report by Paul Ramsden, the chief executive of the Higher Education Academy:

Universities should offer ‘pick and mix’ degrees, says report:

– build up qualifications from modules taken at different times in several universities
– make it easier to switch between full-time and part-time study, possibly by making students pay for each module they complete rather than a whole programme of study
– the curriculum they offer must become more flexible and treat part-time students more fairly
– The system as it is at the moment does not give proper credit to people who do part of a degree
– Ramsden recommends more general undergraduate degrees, such as those in the US and Australia, that would help graduates “contribute to the world of the future” rather than prepare them for academia

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