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Shorter degree times recorded

The average time it takes a student to complete their masters degree in Denmark has gone down by three months, Statistics Denmark has found.

Degree completion time fell between 2012 and 2016, the figures released by the statistics agency on 3 July found. In 2016, it took a student on average 2.5 years to complete their masters degree, down from 2.8 years in 2012. 

The findings are in line with government reforms introduced in 2014 that aimed to get students to graduate faster in order to enter the workforce more quickly. “Universities have done well in introducing intensive study courses,” said Søren Pind, Denmark’s research minister.

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