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Hueymeister 6th Jan 2016 17:33

Bachelors Degree Wanted - Quick
Wanted - Quick Bachelors Degree....Anyone know (and yes I have trawled the web) if any of the Uni's are still doing the Aviation Management type of degrees with accreditation for Service types still.

I'll happily do a degree in needlework if I can do it quick..with minimum effort..yes, I am that lazy..but then I am sure my 27 years in the mob should count for something...

And there was me a 20 yr old proud member of FOLA on 72 :uhoh:

Could be the last? 6th Jan 2016 18:49

Check your PM.

LeggyMountbatten 6th Jan 2016 19:46

and PMs again

Wrathmonk 6th Jan 2016 19:52

Have you tried here - nothing dodgy about this site whatsoever:E: Zero effort required apart from filling in a form or two.....

Buy Original Degree | Buy Accredited Degree | Buy UK Degree

You can tell by the standard of English that it is entirely above board.;)

GipsyMagpie 6th Jan 2016 21:53

Whatever you end doing consider that you are probably entitled to a course free from any tuition fees.

ion_berkley 6th Jan 2016 22:13

It's all about google skills mate:
Try "hm forces degree"...lots of options.
My ex did direct entry to masters at Lancaster after she retired.

BEagle 7th Jan 2016 07:12

What exactly do you consider to be a 'quick' bachelor's degree, which can be gained 'with minimum effort'?

Isn't 3 years full-time still the shortest acceptable for a recognised degree course?

shandyman 7th Jan 2016 08:24

Huey, PM sent.

teeteringhead 7th Jan 2016 08:27

Huey mon brave, dare one ask: "Why?" :confused::confused::confused:

Nige321 7th Jan 2016 10:42

Isn't 3 years full-time still the shortest acceptable for a recognised degree course?
Beagle, yes, but some forward thinking universities are now doing them in two years where they can, with 3 years for a masters.

My son is doing a electronic engineering with computer science masters, the academic is years 1,2 and 4, with year 3 being a placement in industry. The old 4 year academic part is fast-tracked into 3 years.

He has around 27 hours tuition a week, for a 24 week academic year...

Hueymeister 7th Jan 2016 11:38

Thanks all. Much appreciated. Being totally honest, if it weren't for the fact that my current employer requires me to get one within 12 years, I really wouldn't be fussed. I just need one and one I can do sharpish. Something within my sphere of interest/background/experience would be preferable, but tbh underwater-basket-weaving would do so long as it's quick!;)

Courtney Mil 7th Jan 2016 11:40

It's a strange question, Huey, and you haven't offered much background. I've only recently retired from the higher education world so may be able to help a little.

The simple answer is that there is no "quick" BA or BSc. As has been mentioned, some unis do two year courses, but you will have to meet their entry standard and costs - Buckingham springs to mind, but the competition is stiff from huge numbers of foreign students. The competition isn't just previous quals, it's also how recently you were in education.

If you want to go full time you will have to give up work for three years. The alternative is part time - prepare to take longer - or distance learning such as the OU - which overcomes the problems with entry standards and recent educational experience. These days, it costs the same as any residential university,mthough; gone are the days of the 180 courses.

An honours degree is 360 points (120 a year is considered normal) or you could cut that down by 60 points by accepting a straight BA/BSc (without Hons). I did 120 points whilst working one year and it was bloody tough. You could do concurrent courses, but that's a lot of work and you need to choose courses carefully as, often, one will depend on the knowledge gained from another.

Regardless of distance or residential, you would still need to fit in with tutorials and other timing issues, so difficult to see how you could accelerate that.

How "quick" were you thinking? As for "minimum effort", I doubt you'll get a degree from a UK uni with that approach.

Tourist 7th Jan 2016 11:56

Originally Posted by Courtney Mil (Post 9231250)

How "quick" were you thinking? As for "minimum effort", I doubt you'll get a degree from a UK uni with that approach.

Have you met students??!

Some of the degrees available nowadays should not require much effort.

A girl I know did an art degree that had no tutorials. "We don't want to influence their art...."

As it happens, she is good at arty stuff, but some of the stuff at her show was dross.

Huey, is it a degree you need, or a "degree level qualification"?

There are some officer freebies around.

Hueymeister 7th Jan 2016 12:15

Courtney...PM sent...

Pontius Navigator 7th Jan 2016 12:15

Following on from CM, for an OU degree my daughter is doing 120 pts per year with the OU and working too. She has 2 children too.

One of my sergeants also did his OU degree in 3 years.

Pick your courses carefully. My environmental degree was pretty straightforward. My history degree was far harder. The OU publishes exam stats each year - numbers starting a course, percentage of starters taking the exam, percentages passing at each grade level.

One course might have 9% at level 1, 35 at level 2, 45% at level 3 etc. In contrast another might have 17, 60, 20 for instance. If you want an easy Open degree picking your courses can make it painless.

Contact the OU, they may offer staff studies credits.

Can your employer subsidize your study?

Bob Viking 7th Jan 2016 12:33

I assume you've already chatted to them but there'll be plenty of your RCAF brethren in the same boat. When I was out there I knew several guys on Sqn who were studying for them as they went (OU style). All paid for.


Hueymeister 7th Jan 2016 12:39

Yup, but the list of courses paid for is, sadly, very short and very...boring:{:(:O

chinook240 7th Jan 2016 13:28

Surely the quickest degree is to do the 10 month ACSC and pick up an MA in Defence Studies. King's College London - MA in Defence Studies

Tankertrashnav 7th Jan 2016 15:42

You can have mine if you like. I enjoyed doing it in my 40s (university is wasted on the young) but I don't need it now!

Re time taken to get a degree. When I was doing mine I put forward the idea that there ought to be a two year option, with shorter vacations and more intensive learning, as I considered there was a large amount of free time built into the course. Of course this in theory is meant to be taken up with study, but in fact much of this time is devoted to acquiring then sleeping off hangovers. When I put my suggestion forward I was shouted down by fellow students who thought themselves hugely overworked already, putting in a solid 15-20 hour week for 30 weeks a year, so I doubt if it will ever happen!

Floppy Link 7th Jan 2016 17:13

Huey you do know this means rescinding your membership of FOLA to become a graduate...

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