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The price of higher education: how rational is British tuition fee policy?

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The price of higher education : how rational is British tuition fee policy? / Miller, Brian.

In: Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, Vol. 32, No. 1, 02.2010, p. 85-95.

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Miller, B 2010, 'The price of higher education: how rational is British tuition fee policy?', Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 85-95. https://doi.org/10.1080/13600800903440576

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Miller, Brian. / The price of higher education : how rational is British tuition fee policy?. In: Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. 2010 ; Vol. 32, No. 1. pp. 85-95.

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