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Ashridge has launched a management course that acknowledges earlier learning

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Special attention: The rising demand for Masters in management courses

Whether a specialist Masters degree or high-end MBA, there’s a course out there to suit you.

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Music courses are embracing a new beat alongside traditional classical scores

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The price of knowledge: What will the impact of the Browne report be?

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Richard Garner: Coalition cuts will leave universities scraping by, yet MPs may still torpedo fees proposal

Unlike in the UK, the US and Germany have used the recession to invest in higher education

'I sense an appetite for student action': The latest NUS president is ready to do battle

Aaron Porter is more canny politician than long-haired revolutionary. But with funding cuts looming, he's ready for a fight.

Chalk talk: Are we going to see a wave of student protests?

Aaron Porter, the new president of the National Union of Students, has just notched up a redoubtable coup. He became the first president of the NUS for more than 40 years to be invited into the inner sanctum of Universities UK, the body that represents vice-chancellors, to talk at their conference.

Would Vince Cable's 'graduate tax' be a fairer way for students to contribute to the cost of their degrees?

Vince Cable is a much-loved politician because he tells it like it is, he seems to know what he is talking about and he doesn't pander to people. Youngsters like him because he has a cool name that brings to mind an action movie star; oldies are keen because, well, because he's one of them.

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