Any ideas for home study second degree??? Hi guys, I'm one of the many thousands of people that did completely the wrong degree and I'm now stuck wanting to do Mech Eng, which I should have done the first time around. I enrolled at Bristol Uni a couple of years ago, but had to drop out during the first year as paying for a full time second degree proved far too expensive. Has anyone got any advice or idea of how to progress??? I have had a look at the Open University but the problem is that, firstly it seems a little bit 'early-learning'. Don't mean any offence to the OU, but they do have to cater for everybody, including the ... less achademic. The bigger problem however is that it would take 8 year to complete my masters (I'm 28 now), and that's a rediculous amount of time concidering I'm already well versed in 1st, 2nd (maybe 3rd) year engineering as a self taught enthusiast. I can see myself losing interest at that kind of studying pace. I will also point out that I would like to do a PhD eventually, so this isn't just purly whimsical and I would like to do it as fast as possible. ANY advice from anyone would be great. Especially if you've done or are doing a similar thing. Unfortunately, unlike some subjects, a PhD would require lab time etc. and therefore funding, so I need the Masters. Thanks for your help.