Over 150 students complete degree at Fife College

More than 150 students were able to study for a degree closer to home last year as they completed their degree studies at Fife College.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 12:30 pm

Forty-one students successfully achieved an Honours Degree at the college in the 2019-20 academic year, with 110 achieving an Ordinary Degree, despite the disruption caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

The college delivers several degrees through a franchise partnership with Abertay University and The Open University, allowing students to study for a degree entirely at a Fife College campus.

This academic session also saw the introduction of a brand new BA (Hons) Creative Enterprise degree course which is awarded by Queen Margaret University and is only available in Fife.

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Iain Hawker from the college at a previous graduation ceremony. Picture taken before coronavirus restrictions.

The College also offers defined routes to degree courses in partnership with 15 higher education institutions across Scotland and beyond, with HNC and HND courses allowing students to progress directly to second or third year of a university course.

These routes give those living in Fife local access to degree studies, cutting down on travel or accommodation costs that may be applicable if they studied elsewhere.

It also allows for more flexibility, with College students able to take their studies a year at a time.

Iain Hawker, assistant principal for quality and academic partnerships at Fife College said: “It’s great news that so many students were able to achieve their degree at Fife College in the last academic year. The disruption caused by the pandemic wouldn’t have made things easy for them, but we’re delighted to have helped over 150 people achieve their goal of completing a degree or honours degree.”

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