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Saturday, 16 April 2011

Threat to languages and Caribbean Studies at London Met

London Metropolitan University's vice-chancellor, Professor Malcolm Gillies, plans to reduce the number of undergraduate degrees from 557 to 160 by the autumn of next year.

History and philosophy are among those earmarked for closure. The university also plans to shut down its degree programme in Caribbean studies – the only one in the UKOther courses to go include theatre studies, trade union studies, dance, parts of multimedia, , performing arts and modern languages.

The Guardian

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Spanish and Latin American Studies, which had been reduced to a Jont option only in the Cost Improvement Plan in 2009, is also deleted from september 2011. All That is left of languages is Applied Translation... and the IWLP is awaiting its own review.