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Studying Ok I'm studying for a physics degree in 2010 or maybe 2011 but I am

  1. Dec 19, 2009 #1
    Ok I'm studying for a physics degree in 2010 or maybe 2011 but I am really undecided whether to go the part time route and work or the full time route and accrue debt?

    The part time courses are free because I am unemployed and haven't done a degree before, but I'm not sure part time is as good as full time?

    Any advice I live in the UK.
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  3. Dec 19, 2009 #2


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    Re: Undecided?

    I went part-time. It's not a question of whether one way is as good as another; either way, you will learn the material.

    Going to school part-time while working gave me two advantages when I finished:

    • Very, very little debt. Everyone has a different comfort level when it comes to debt. Me, I abhor it.
    • At graduation, I had 6 years of work experience in a lab (albeit mostly part-time), which looked *great* on my resume.
    The question is, do you mind taking longer to finish?
  4. Dec 19, 2009 #3
    Re: Undecided?

    No and thanks.
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