I have been offered to do pharmacy w foundation. I havent accepted it yet. Is it worth for 6 years? (one year foundation, then 4 years then one year placement). I applied to some apprenticeships and got interviews coming up. I havent applied student loan yet and im worried about money issue in future Please advise me thanks
Not sure if I should go to university Watch
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Last edited by Ordo; 20-08-2016 at 00:33.
- 20-08-2016 00:32
- 20-08-2016 00:46
If it's what you want to do then it is worth it! Average starting salary for a pharmacist is 26,300. Student finance works so that you will pay back 9% of your income a year after you earn over 21,000. So you'll pay back 2367 a year which is not a lot considering how much you'll earn and it's taken out in small amounts each week or month (whenever you're paid) so it won't be that noticeable. Because it's a medical related course I thought all your course fees were free. However if that isn't the case then you will be paying back 54000 (assuming you'd pay for all six years). which you would pay back pretty quickly because of the pay rises you'd get. you can always differ your place until next year and spend a while looking for an apprenticeship or a job. If you can't find anything then the course is still there. I would advise you to apply for student finance now because it can take 6 or more weeks to process.