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    I went to university to study Law aged 18... let's just say it didn't work out. I dropped out due to my mental health taking a hit in my second year.

    Ever since I've been working in PR which I LOVE - though I'm seriously eager to get into journalism.

    I have the writing capabilities and some media experience, but no formal qualifications.

    As such, I'm looking to studying a 2 year fast track degree in Journalism.. only trouble is, I'm now 24.

    Is this too old, do you think? Once I graduated, would I then be at starting level with the 21 year olds or do you think that my career experience to date would give me a boost?

    Also if anyone has any idea of how this would work in terms of finance that would be appreciated. It's my understanding that you're entitled to 4 years SF - since I only took 2 the first time around, does that mean a 2 year fast track degree would be covered if I went ahead and applied?


    Hey,I kind of went through the same thing but went back to study a 2 year degree in Law.Basically, you have to pay for one year yourself and SFE fund the second year. I can't remember the exact way they calculate it but I do know that the most important thing is that you pay for the FIRST year and they fund the last one.You would still be entitled to the grant, so you can use that to fund a part of the first year.

    Don't worry.

    I'm going to University for the first time and I turned 24 in June.

    Me personally, I don't care about age. if you want something badly, you'll give it a go regardless.
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