Fancy becoming a Doctor of Physics for £150? The price includes a certificate – accurate to a university of your choice – along with all transcripts from the course you ‘studied’. Added bonus? No tuition fees or live-in costs.
Not included: the course, experience, qualification and overall vocational competency.
Fake degrees are now a billion-pound industry, and cause real problems to employers and recruiters, as well as potentially dangerous consequences to their customers.
- The educational institutions
- The students
- The employers
UK Higher Education’s official service for candidate verification and university authentication and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), have identified more than 180 bogus providers.
With more graduates prepared to lie about their qualifications, universities and awarding organisations have a duty to protect the honest majority – not to mention the reputation of their degrees.