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Denmark commits to shortening master’s degrees


Universities oppose plan, deeming it unhelpful in solving problems with flexibility

Denmark’s government has presented a fully fledged policy proposal to reform master’s degree programmes across the country—shortening half of them to one year and three months.

This is nine months less than the current two-year duration of a Danish master’s degree. The plan’s publication follows an initial announcement in December, when the government argued that shorter degrees would make universities more efficient and allow for greater learning flexibility.

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