Development Studies: Crusade for a better world

Good intentions are all very well, but now there are MAs in turning them into reality

Lost in translation? Not any more...

Universities are on course to meet the huge demand for film and TV subtitlers, reports Amy McLellan

The fight to find funding

Should I start working as a lab technician? Can a philosophy graduate take a fine art MA?

History never had it so good

There has been an explosion in taught history Masters degrees in subjects as diverse as the media, the UK's Celtic past and early modern Britain. Huw Richards investigates a new trend

Apprenticeships. They've started, but will they finish?

Despite attempts to stem the flow, apprenticeship drop-out rates are too high, says Hugh Thompson

Postgraduate Lives: 'We'll be studying the new Pope'

Martha Rose Coll, Catholic studies Masters student

How colleges are jazzing up their act

A Government funding bombshell has left managers reeling - and rising to the challenge

So, what do you think of the course?

Students are being asked for their opinions as part of a review of further education By Neil Merrick

Green shoots of recovery in Kent

Hadlow College is flourishing after sowing the seeds of reform three years ago, writes Amy McLellan

A taste of things to come

During July and August you can take courses that prepare you for life at university

When studying just clicks

More than a million and a half people have tried the Government's e-learning service

Blowing away from home

Residential colleges offer a solution to those who want to escape family life, says Caitlin Davies

Can I land my helicopter here?

College students and staff met the politicians in the general election campaign, says Neil Merrick

Eight years of hard Labour

The Government has ducked the big issues in further education, says Neil Merrick

Leading article: Colleges deserve more

Schools, celebrities and college students will join together today in a campaign to press the Government to close the grossly unjust funding gap between school sixth forms and local sixth-form and further education colleges.

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