13 avril 2014

UK students taking languages degrees at record low

The Guardian homeBy Number of undergraduates on full-time modern foreign language courses at lowest point in a decade, new report concludes. The number of students taking a language degree is at the lowest level in a decade. A report released today from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) found the number of students being accepted onto full-time modern foreign language (MFL) courses dropped by nearly a quarter (22%) between the academic years 2010-11 and 2012-13. Ucas data in the report shows the fall in applications to MFL courses in 2013-14 were reflected in the acceptances, which are now at their lowest point in the last 10 years. Acceptances to non-European languages fell by 14% compared to the previous academic year (2012-13) and by 6% for European languages. Read more...
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