What is an accelerated degree, and is it for me?

If you’re looking to complete your undergraduate degree in the shortest time possible, an accelerated degree could be just what you’re looking for. Here at London Met we currently offer accelerated degrees in Medical Sciences, Primary Education and Early Years Education.

Fast-track your learning

As the name would suggest, these new degrees are much quicker to obtain than most traditional undergraduate degrees. Accelerated degrees can be completed in just two years, rather than the standard three. That means you could start your incredible career sooner.

Save money and time

Not only will an accelerated degree save you a year of your time, it can also help you look after those all-important pennies. As well as saving on course fees and a whole year of accommodation costs, if you study one of our education accelerated degrees, you could also receive a £2,000 fee waiver per year for each of the two years of your undergraduate studies*. The full, pre-discount fee for these courses will be £12,000 per year.

Get discounts on postgraduate study

After completing any of our accelerated courses, as a graduate of London Met you could be eligible to receive a discount on your postgraduate studies here at London Met. You’d get a 10% discount if you’re awarded a 2:1 or below, or a 20% discount if you walk away from your undergraduate degree with first class honours.

Challenge yourself

These courses are intensive degree programmes and are designed for high achieving individuals. You’ll learn as much as you would on a three-year course, but in less time. The final award is the same as the award given at the end of an equivalent three-year degree programme. If you have the focus and determination, these courses offer a brilliant challenge that will really benefit you.

Study medicine

Our Medical Sciences accelerated degree not only offers you the opportunity to apply a year ahead of your peers for a place in a UK medical school, if you’re interested in an alternative medical science-related career it also gives you the chance to enter the professional job market early. Talking about the new degree, Trushar Adatia, Head of the School of Human Sciences at London Met, said: “Our modern biology curriculum includes a myriad of connected but specialist areas which we are ideally placed to deliver. Successful graduates will leave with a deep theoretical appreciation and practical laboratory experience of how a disease is identified, assessed and its treatment monitored.” As a lecturer in chemistry and polymer science with almost 25 years’ experience in higher education, Trushar believes the two-year medical sciences degrees will provide students with a “desirable and transferable bachelor’s degree” that will equip them for “a career of our time”.

Study education

Moulding the young minds of the future is a noble profession and for aspiring teachers who want to work with children at early years or primary level, we offer the choice to study an accelerated Early Years Education or Primary Education BA degree. Our education degrees are taught within London Met’s School of Social Professions, which is led by Head of School, Suzanne Burley. Talking about the courses’ lecturers, Suzanne said: “The teaching team is practitioner focused and includes former heads of centre and staff with international experience. All of them are passionately committed to enabling, empowering and inspiring students to make transformational changes to their own lives and to the lives of children, families and communities.” By studying one of our two-year education degrees you’ll be guaranteed an interview if you choose to subsequently pursue a PGCE at London Met. With the same content for a traditional three-year undergraduate degree covered in just two years, Suzanne describes it as a “challenge” but with the reassuring pay-off that it might just be “the best thing you ever do”.

Find out more

Our accelerated degrees will run from September 2018. For further information and details of how to apply, visit our accelerated degrees page.

*This fee is subject to confirmation by the government.

Every year, London Metropolitan University helps hundreds of students find places on full-time undergraduate degrees. You can start a course at London Met in September, but many are also available to start in January. Take a look at our full list of undergraduate courses or contact our course enquiries team for more information.

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