The Centre for Labour Market Studies at the University of Leicester <102> runs an
international MSc program. The courses include human resource management, performance
management and training and development. The costs of courses vary according to the
location of the student. Where courses are handled by agents, MSc fees are between 4100
and 5500 for the two years. Diploma fees are between 1650 and 1800 for one year.
The Institute of Education <104>, one of the many institutions making up the University of
London, offers two Web courses. One is a professional development course about online
teaching, very similar to that offered by the University of Lancaster. The other is a Masters
course on second language teaching. The cost of the Masters is 4500. The cost of their
professional development course is 590.
The Centre for English Language Studies in Education at the University of Manchester <106>
offers two Masters programs for students from Australia to Zimbabwe . CELSE is part of the
School of Education and runs these programs supporting the technology, designing the
courses and tutoring the 150 or so students from their own resources. The cost of the Masters
is 3,500 for both European and overseas students.
A Masters of Lifelong Learning is offered jointly by the University of Stirling and Glasgow
Caledonian University <109>. The program aims to stimulate critical reflection and to support
learners in linking key perspectives in lifelong learning to their own experiences. 60 credit
points lead to a certificate, 120 credit points lead to a diploma, and 180 credit points lead to a
masters. The full Masters includes an independent research project which may be work based.
The cost of taking the full Masters is 4000; the diploma is 3000; the certificate is 1500.
The cost of residential weekends is additional.
Other Financial Issues
A number of institutions were concerned about other financial issues:
<86> The plans involve development of more cost effective courses.
<73> The www is an excellent tool for globalization, reducing costs,
<41> It seems to us that in spite of temporary setbacks due to financial straits, the
Distance Education Program of the Verkmenntaskolinn a Akureyri has been firmly
established within college education in the country. Inquiries are very numerous and
applications from people wanting to enroll are about 100% more than can be admitted at
<13> At this moment there are surveys investigating the possibilities of online delivery of
Vocational Education and Training in Australia. These are being funded by the national
<43> The aim is that the DeLLTTi should support itself with in two years.