Is A Degree Worth The Paper That It Is Written On?

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From a bright school leaver's perspective, university is the way to go: you'll get a degree and hopefully a good job at the end of it. But will you? And is that really what it's all about?

In the first of two programmes probing the value of a degree in Scotland today, Robin Drummond examines what it is he will get out of a degree if he's successful in applying to university. He speaks to students, graduates and some who haven't graduated but have done perfectly well without a degree, all to determine whether he's really making the right decision in filling in that UCAS form.

Produced by Lucy Lloyd.

What's a degree giving you these days? School leaver Robin tries to find out.

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What's a degree giving you these days? School leaver Robin tries to find out.

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From a bright school leaver's perspective, university is the way to go: you'll get a degree and hopefully a good job at the end of it. But will you? And is that really what it's all about?

In the first of two programmes probing the value of a degree in Scotland today, Robin Drummond examines what it is he will get out of a degree if he's successful in applying to university. He speaks to students, graduates and some who haven't graduated but have done perfectly well without a degree, all to determine whether he's really making the right decision in filling in that UCAS form.

Produced by Lucy Lloyd.

From a bright school leaver's perspective, university is the way to go: you'll get a degree and hopefully a good job at the end of it.

But will you? And is that really what it's all about?

In the first of two programmes probing the value of a degree in Scotland today, Robin Drummond examines what it is he will get out of a degree if he's successful in applying to university.

He speaks to students, graduates and some who haven't graduated but have done perfectly well without a degree, all to determine whether he's really making the right decision in filling in that UCAS form.

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Starting a four year university degree costs money. It costs to keep out of the job market and pay for books and accommodation and it costs the university thousands of pounds to educate the student.

Is it worth it? Sixth year school student Robin Drummond delves into the true cost of a degree, and asks whether it could be done differently.

Produced by Lucy Lloyd.

How much do Scottish degrees cost the student and the country?

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How much do Scottish degrees cost the student and the country?

Starting a four year university degree costs money.

It costs to keep out of the job market and pay for books and accommodation and it costs the university thousands of pounds to educate the student.

Is it worth it? Sixth year school student Robin Drummond delves into the true cost of a degree, and asks whether it could be done differently.

Produced by Lucy Lloyd.