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    Hi I'm new on here so bare with me!
    I'm in a dilemma - basically I'm 25 and I only have AS levels due to some family issues when I was studying at college

    I recently decided I want to study environmental science. After applying to university of Sheffield I was offered a place so long as I take a foundation year first.
    However I'm concerned that 4 years is going to bring me to 29 before I can get a job.

    I also have the option of studying environmental science with the open university. However I'm just unsure about the way of study, but this would take me a year less to get my degree as I would study full time.

    If anyone could give me some advise just to help me with my choice I'd be grateful!
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    (Original post by Laurabob5)
    Hi I'm new on here so bare with me!
    I'm in a dilemma - basically I'm 25 and I only have AS levels due to some family issues when I was studying at college

    I recently decided I want to study environmental science. After applying to university of Sheffield I was offered a place so long as I take a foundation year first.
    However I'm concerned that 4 years is going to bring me to 29 before I can get a job.

    I also have the option of studying environmental science with the open university. However I'm just unsure about the way of study, but this would take me a year less to get my degree as I would study full time.

    If anyone could give me some advise just to help me with my choice I'd be grateful!
    There's no difference between graduating at 28 and graduating at 29. Nobody will care. It won't prevent you from getting a job. A lot of people graduate in their late 20s/early 30s - it is not a big deal.

    Even studying full time, it is very unlikely that you will finish an OU degree in three years. Because of the way their modules are structured, most people take at least four years to complete their degree even if they're not working. Also, the OU environmental science degree is very different to Sheffield's; have you looked at the modules? Do you like them?
 
 
 
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