Expanding and improving part-time undergraduate higher education: the feasibility of increasing the numbers of young people in HE studying part-time

The research will explore demand and supply issues in expanding and improving part-time higher education to support policy development around alternative modes of HE delivery. It will collect information and data on how English institutions are encouraging and supporting part-time study for undergraduate students of all ages; provide evidence to help determine whether it is feasible to introduce policies to increase the numbers of young people who study undergraduate part-time courses; and to identify likely barriers to increasing numbers and the changes/incentives that may be required. The research uses a case study approach and involves working with a number of sector experts.