Securing the future of postgraduate education

By Geoff Whitty – The UK Government was slow to recognise a threat to the future health of postgraduate provision in English universities. Initially, it seemed to accept the 2010 Browne report’s assumption that, not only was there no need to extend the proposed undergraduate student support package to postgraduates, existing state funding to institutions for most taught Master’s courses could cease on the same basis as for undergraduate courses.[1] Ministers claimed that withdrawal of funding for courses would be […]

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