Humanities degrees set to double in price as Senate passes higher education bill

The Senate has passed contentious laws that will dramatically increase the cost of some university degrees, while cutting the cost of others.

Under the changes, the cost of a social sciences degree will more than double, while nursing, mathematics and teaching degrees will become cheaper.

The laws also remove government support for students who fail too many courses.

The cost of degrees will change due to a major shake-up of how much the Commonwealth will pay for students’ degrees.

Education Minister Dan Tehan says the changes will give students cost incentives to study subjects that will prepare them for fields where jobs are needed.

“The … legislation will provide more university places for Australian students, make it cheaper to study in areas of expected job growth and provide more funding and support to regional students and universities,” he said earlier in the week.

The changes were passed by the Government

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Academic E-Learning Market will Showcase Positive Impact during 2020-2024 | Launch of New Online Degrees to Boost the Market Growth

Technavio has been monitoring the academic e-learning market and it is poised to grow by $ 72.41 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 15% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Academic E-Learning Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. We offer $1000 worth of FREE customization

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Job ready university degrees may not be the tertiary education solution we are hoping for

In 2005 I graduated from university with a combined degree in engineering and arts, majoring in philosophy.

Now, with 15 years of experience as a professional engineer specialising in wind turbine technology, I can look back and compare the practicality and “job relevance” of my two tertiary qualifications.

My grade average was almost exactly the same in both courses, and while I would not say that one was easier than the other, they were certainly very different.

Engineering grades seemed to be almost directly related to the number of hours spent studying and doing assignments: 10 hours’ study might get you a pass, 20 a credit, 30 a distinction, for example.

Yes, there was some variation between courses depending on how naturally the content came to me. Distinctions in mechanics of materials took me less study time than in software engineering.

With arts subjects, however, there was no such relationship

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A Guide to Online Bachelor’s Degrees Post Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard for all of us. Education has been heavily impacted by the pandemic, forcing students to transition from in-person learning to an online format. These courses were never intended to be taught online. Many factors have caused both students and parents much uncertainty about how learning will continue in the future, including social distancing, campuses remaining closed this fall, and the threat of catching the virus.

Online learning may be the only option for students to continue their plans for higher education while staying safe during this pandemic. East Central University is aware that there are many questions and concerns regarding obtaining a degree entirely online.

At East Central University, they hope to provide all the necessary information for you to make decisions confidently. They offer you this guide created by leaders in higher education research and online education, Wiley Education Services, in partnership with

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