Fair Fees for Quality Degrees
Bradford College has announced it is to charge higher education tuition fees of £6700 from 2012. For some of our Full-time Foundation Degrees, we will be charging £4000*, which we believe is one of the most competitive in the region’s higher education sector. Click here for more details...
Take a look at the footage from the BBC about Bradford College’s Higher Education Fees for 2012
The College, one of the largest providers of higher education in the UK outside of the university sector, made its announcement at a time when two thirds of universities have declared their intention to charge the maximum £9000 fee.
The College said that it can afford to charge lower fees than most universities and still deliver an excellent higher education because it operates more efficiently due to lower overheads and lower levels of funding historically.
Explaining the difference between the higher education experience at Bradford College and that at universities, David Smith, the College’s Dean of Higher Education, said:“Bradford College’s HE courses tend to have a vocational and professional emphasis and are often designed with the direct input of employers. The College typically provides a higher number of teaching hours than the HE sector average. It also provides excellent levels of tutor access and support, class sizes that are below the sector average and attracts predominantly local students who are often the first in their family to study at higher education level.
“But Bradford College is also more like a university than probably any other Further Education College in terms of the breadth and depth of its higher education courses. We offer more full degrees, including postgraduate degrees, than any other FE College.”
“It is most important that lower fees are not associated with lower quality degrees. The quality of Bradford College’s higher education provision was underlined in 2010 when it was awarded the highest judgement possible by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), the body responsible for academic quality and standards in UK higher education.”