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One in four university degree courses cut, figures show

There has been a 27% drop in the number of full-time undergraduate degree courses offered at UK universities over the past six years, data shows.

Research by the University and Colleges Union shows the number of undergraduate courses available has decreased from 70,052 in 2006 to 51,116 in 2012.

UCU's analysis of data from the admissions service, Ucas, found course reduction was worst in England, at 31%.

In Scotland, where local students do not pay fees, the reduction was 3%.

Reeta Chakrabarti reports.

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