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Uproar as Caribbean studies degree faces the chop

CONTROVERSIAL: London Metropolitan’s decision to drop its Caribbean Studies department have been criticised

A LONDON university has defended controversial plans to close its Caribbean studies degree under cost cutting measures.

Students, staff and unions are reportedly furious about London Metropolitan University’s decision to close its Caribbean Studies and Latin American Studies degrees, one of only a few such degree programmes in Britain, at the end of this academic year.

The move is reportedly linked to the University’s efforts to repay £36 million in debt.

“The proposed closure would mean many who currently study the Caribbean out of interest in their own history (or) to learn more about the hidden richness of Caribbean culture would be denied this chance,” one student said.
Others said they are worried they cannot now complete their degree.

London Metropolitan University told The Voice it must chop its course numbers from 577 to 160.

“Many of the courses being closed including Caribbean Studies have extremely low enrolments” said the spokesperson “Therefore, in the interest of sustainability, we regretfully decided that we could no longer offer Caribbean Studies as a viable stand-alone course option. We are currently exploring ways of incorporating them (some courses) into other modules. Our research centre for Caribbean and Latin American Research and Consultancy, remains unaffected.”

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