This new option from Abertay University means that on some of our courses you can now complete the equivalent of a full four-year honours degree within three years.
The fast-track option works by telescoping the last two years of a standard four-year programme into 15 months. All students will study at the same pace during their first two years, but will be offered the fast-track option at the beginning of their second year. If you choose to do so, then at the end of the second year you will move onto the accelerated programme.
Your studies will then continue during what would otherwise be the summer vacation between the second and third years. Similarly, when students on the conventional timetable are completing their third year studies, those on the accelerated programme will carry on through what would otherwise be the summer vacation between third and fourth year.
Instead of studying four years of two 15-week terms each, the accelerated programme comprises one year of two terms followed by two years of three terms each. In the first year, you’ll study for 30 weeks, and in the second and third years you’ll study for 45 weeks, so you'll still get a summer break.
Although the fast-track programme will finish 11 months before the conventional programme, students on the fast track will study exactly the same lessons, featuring the same course content and subject to the same high quality standards, as those on the conventional timetable.
Abertay is the only university in Scotland to offer this flexibility which, if it suits your circumstances, could mean you getting to the jobs market a year earlier than otherwise and with lower overall living costs during your studies.
Degree programmes available for the Accelerated Degree route include: