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Campaigners call 3,000 extra master’s places ‘partial success’

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Vidal increases French postgrad places and revamps application platform to meet demand

France’s higher education minister Frédérique Vidal has announced the creation of thousands of places in popular master’s degree courses to meet high levels of interest in postgraduate education.

The move comes as thousands of prospective students in France have found themselves unable to gain a place on master’s degree programmes this year. Between 3,000 and 4,000 supplementary places will be available in time for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year, many in law, Vidal said.

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