SIR – Shorter degree courses would make them more affordable for more people (Letters, December 18).
Currently, some students only receive a few hours of tuition a week during their degree.
A lot of mystique and ceremony has grown up around universities. We need a more commonsense approach, so that students can gain their degrees as efficiently as possible and then move on to employment or further study.
A M Wills
SIR – Two-year degrees have long been offered within higher education, but they are not in widespread use.
The growth in our understanding of so many subjects means that it is difficult to cover everything within the standard three-year degree. This is why further degrees such as the M Math have had to be introduced.
A two-year intensive syllabus may well work in areas where the topics to be covered are clearly defined, such as accountancy or even law, and that…