There’s bad news for graduates considering doing a second degree – from this September it’s going to be even more expensive.
That’s because the government believes funding for first degrees is a higher priority than for second degrees and has ordered funding to be redirected in order to provide 20,000 new places for undergraduates. This means there’s a shortfall of 100m a year for second degrees and lower level, shorter courses.
The only way universities can recoup the money is by charging more for second degrees. The University and College Union (UCU) says UK students will face the same financial burden as overseas students who pay full fees, starting at 7,000.