Online degree units to cut tuition fees

A Futurelearn online course will provide credits towards a University of Leeds undergraduate degree.

Professor Neil Morris, in capacity as director of digital learning, has worked with the University's Digital Learning team to develop the first online credit bearing course on FutureLearn, reducing the time and cost of tuition fees for a full degree.

Professor Morris said this was a step towards a more "pick and mix" style of higher education, in which students could have a much more customised approach to learning.

Professor Morris said that it could lead to students putting together their own degree courses, studying different units from different universities and mixing online learning with residential courses.

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