A Look at Private Higher Education in the UK

| April 18, 2019

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The vast majority of higher education in the United Kingdom (UK) has been delivered by public universities and colleges. The titles “University” and “University College” are legally protected, as are degree awarding powers, and these, until recently, have been exclusively located in the public sector. The University of Buckingham, the first, and for decades the only private university, was not awarded the title until 1983..

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