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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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The report looks at two cohorts of students attending UK higher education institutions who began a first degree through a part-time programme of study. It examines the influence of study intensity on completion, and takes into account some of the difficulties in interpreting the data.

Part-time first degree study: entry and completion (HEFCE 2009/18)