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Programs Hard decision - Seeking advice on two Distance Learning programs

  1. Jun 27, 2016 #1
    Hi professionals,

    I have a medical background, and I would like to pursue an undergraduate degree in mathematics & physics, and I found two distance learning programs from OU
    (http://www.openuniversity.edu/courses/qualifications/q77)

    and UNISA
    (http://www.unisa.ac.za/qualificatio...ficationsreg/UGH/Qualifications/98801MAP.html)

    They are both nice DL programs. The UNISA curriculum looks more comprehensive, and they do provide practical sessions. Whereas, the OU one shows a more general information on the topics, and I believe there are no practical works involved. Both of them are online programs suitable for my life.

    HOWEVER,

    The OU gives less examinations (1st year: 3 subjects, 2nd year: 2 subjects & final year: 4 subjects) compared to UNISA (30 subjects). Hence, I am not sure if OU degree can encompass adequate topics required for graduate education in the US (in this case I will participate in the labs provided at other institutions). Of course, I prefer less examinations, and I would choose OU if someone can confirm that their program is good enough with fully-covered topics in physics and mathematics. Besides, these programs are very good in terms of tuition.

    If you were me, what would you do? Or please give me some alternatives.

    Cheers,
     
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  3. Jul 2, 2016 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
     
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