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UCM reviews degree course length

Some students calling for shorter courses

The higher education system is changing in many ways, according to a senior figure at University College Isle of Man.

There have been numerous reports over recent weeks about students becoming frustrated at the length of time it takes to earn a degree.

Some are demanding universities introduce new-look two-year courses.

Standard courses for undergraduate degrees are three-years long and UCM doesn't offer any courses shorter than that, due to its links with the University of Chester.

Higher Education Manager at UCM Gail Corrin believes there is a need to review the current format.

She says there are several areas that could be up for change - including how institutions and businesses work together.

And Ms Corrin is not surprised at frustration shown by students:

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