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    That's what they say on the website (for the University of Liverpool).

    The fees for 1 year full-time (postgrad) are £3,390.

    How much different would they be for part time? More expensive? Cheaper?
    Why is it based on a pro-rata basis??

    Any insight is greatly appreciated. I'm considering doing my postgrad part time.
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    pro rata = half

    so you'd pay £1695 per year for studying part time (part time masters degrees are usually two years, you study half of the course in one year and the rest, normally the dissertation, in the second year)
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    (Original post by tigermoth99)
    pro rata = half

    so you'd pay £1695 per year for studying part time (part time masters degrees are usually two years, you study half of the course in one year and the rest, normally the dissertation, in the second year)
    Nice one, thanks.

    The only reason I'm considering doing it part time is that it would allow me to manage the workload and have a social life. I'm jumping into a new field without a conversion course (mostly on the strenght of my degree).
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    (Original post by PrimateJ)
    Nice one, thanks.

    The only reason I'm considering doing it part time is that it would allow me to manage the workload and have a social life. I'm jumping into a new field without a conversion course (mostly on the strenght of my degree).
    Hi,

    I'd like to make a brief suggestion - I'm doing a p/t postgrad at the mo (6 months in), but I'm also working a full-time job,, so it works out ok for me.

    I would suggest that if you don't have a 40 work-week commitment, then you should really consider the f/t option (presuming that the fees won't be too big of an issue). I think that if you do p/t you may find that the time goes reeeaaalllllllyyyyy slowly - just an opinion.

    Good luck whatever your choice is
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    (Original post by darigan)
    Hi,

    I'd like to make a brief suggestion - I'm doing a p/t postgrad at the mo (6 months in), but I'm also working a full-time job,, so it works out ok for me.

    I would suggest that if you don't have a 40 work-week commitment, then you should really consider the f/t option (presuming that the fees won't be too big of an issue). I think that if you do p/t you may find that the time goes reeeaaalllllllyyyyy slowly - just an opinion.

    Good luck whatever your choice is
    Thanks for the suggestion.

    To be frank, I have no worries about time dragging. There's so much I want to do and, for the first time, I want to enjoy a proper social life during my time in uni. I love the whole college atmosphere, can't get enough of it

    Plus, it's a new field I'm jumping into, so I'll have to work a bit harder than everyone else, who has some good grounding from their degrees in the topic.
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    (Original post by PrimateJ)
    Thanks for the suggestion.

    To be frank, I have no worries about time dragging. There's so much I want to do and, for the first time, I want to enjoy a proper social life during my time in uni. I love the whole college atmosphere, can't get enough of it

    Plus, it's a new field I'm jumping into, so I'll have to work a bit harder than everyone else, who has some good grounding from their degrees in the topic.
    They are good reasons for wanting to persue p/t rather than f/t. Particularly the last one - My MA is pretty close to what i did at BA, but some of the students on the MA are in a pretty unfamiliar field, and they do struggle at times.

    One final note (i thought i had said it one this thread, but it must have been another). My fees are payed in three equal installments over the two years of part time.
    I finished paying-off the first installment over the Christmas break, i think the second installment will be due about the same time next year, and i imagine that the thrid installment is due shortly before completion (over summer 2011)..... I probably should have researched it better, but i joined the MA as a last minute thing
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