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Do some students pay £1000 an hour tuition fees?

Do some students pay £1000 an hour tuition fees?

Some university students receive so little tuition they pay the equivalent of £1,000 an hour for contact with academic staff, researchers say.

On average, economics undergraduates receive the equivalent of just 26 hours of one-to-one teaching over a three-year course, research published by the Institute of Fiscal studies suggests.

Physics students receive almost three times as much for the same fees.

"It seems a bit bizarre," report author Dr Mike Peacey told the BBC.

"It certainly seems like humanities students are subsidising Stem [science, technology, engineering and maths] students," said Dr Peacey, an economics lecturer at the New College of the Humanities, in London.

 

"Really, students are paying a kind of university tax rather than tuition fees. 

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