Fancy getting an MSc without ever going to campus?
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Interested in earning an MSc without having to get up for 9am lectures or ever going to campus, completing all your work from the comfort of your bed? The University of Exeter may have the answer.
The university's Business School has teamed up with Keypath Education, a Kansas-based educational-tech company who help partner institutions adapt to the changing demands of students, in order to offer the range of courses from September 2017.
Exeter have been toying with the idea for some time, announcing in 2015 a (now-defunct) partnership with education company and owner of Edexcel exam-board, Pearson.
Their new partnership with Keypath began last November. The company has helped design the new online MSc courses in International Business, Marketing, and Finance & Management. Enrollment for the two-year courses begins in September, with course fees set at £18,000 for both UK and international students.
Both partners are hoping to offer more courses this way in 2018. They're designed so that students don't have to move home, or give up their jobs and careers in order to study.
Vice-Chancellor Sir Steve Smith said that the degrees respond to a changing face of global education: "As our world becomes increasingly digital and international, we are embracing technology enhanced learning to deliver an internationally excellent education, which gives our talented students the ability to go on to make a difference in the world. "
Although many UK institutions already offer online courses and distant learning, it is thought that Exeter is the highest ranked uni to offer full postgraduate qualifications this way.
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