I can’t afford to study with UK higher education institutions (HEIs) anymore. Since the introduction of tuition fees were introduced under the coalition government, undergraduate courses at the Open University have gone up from 200-300£s to around £1200 for a small course. I can’t afford that kind of money now that I work part time and am raising a little girl.
I have instead turned to free courses from overseas universities. Some very good and indeed elite universities like Stanford, MIT and Harvard.
Do check them out – here’s a list of 50 courses, which offer some sort of certificate, from Open Culture.
Update: The Guardian has now also written about this phenomenon in Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university?