Part time vs Full Time Study

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The same way you know how to choose a course to study, same way it’s important to understand part-time vs full-time study.

Honestly, students in college opt for full-time study over part-time study for almost zero reasons.

Taking up a mode of study without shrewd or perfect reason will defile the very purpose of education. That’s why I recommend that everyone study the importance of education and why you should go to university.

Deciding on the pace of study that’s best for you and fits around your life is important – and we can guide you on every step of the decision-making process.

Not choosing the right study pace that best fits you can hinder your overall success.

There are several reasons why you should consider part-time study over full time, but your choice will depend on how intensively you want to study, what your daytime work, family or personal commitments are, and how quickly you want to complete your course.

 You may also need to take into consideration the time commitment for attending classes.

Also taking into consideration the limited courses that part-time study offers are very important. One of the disadvantages of taking up part-time study is that it doesn’t offer all programmes or courses.

Please note that it really doesn’t matter when it comes to the degree if you took up full-time or part-time study, you will receive the same university qualification or certificate after the programme.



The option of studying part-time while you work a full-time job gives you the advantage and opportunity for possible career advancement. The great thing is that you can enjoy a salary and job security while gaining the necessary skills that will equip you for a higher position. Not only will this benefit you professionally, but you will also be investing in your personal development.


Employers are looking for a skilled and educated workforce. They also admire determined, goal-oriented people who know what they want and are motivated to get it. If you are working while trying to earn a qualification, your employer may even offer you a more flexible work schedule to accommodate your studying. And if you are working in a field that is related to your studies, you will be able to gain relevant on-the-job experience while you are studying towards your qualification.


While having a job and studying part-time may be challenging, it also teaches you a valuable skill for both your career and your studies. Learning how to effectively manage your time improves your quality of work, helps you learn to handle multiple tasks, and teaches you to prioritise. These are all important aspects of being a good employee and student. None of your work should suffer once you learn to balance school, work, and personal life.


Studying part-time while you work gives you the peace of mind of not having to rely fully on student loans to finance your studies. Some employers are even willing to pay for your studies, or to reimburse you for a portion of your study fees – so make a note to ask your employer about this before you register for a course.

With the availability of a variety of study options, you can also opt to study online, or via correspondence, and pay less for your course. Some institutions, Oxbridge Academy included, will even allow you to pay for your course in monthly instalments, instead of expecting you to pay the full amount upfront.

While the growing demands of holding down a job, juggling your personal life, and making time for your studies may seem like a lot to handle and can sometimes be overwhelming, look at the benefits that part-time studying offers you. Your career will benefit a great deal. You can reach your career goals and see yourself progressing in the workplace, improve your time management skills, and save on study costs while getting the qualification you want.


Yes – as a general rule of thumbs. Part-time students are normally older than full-time students.

If you’re still in your teens, you might find yourself in the minority.

Nevertheless, you could learn just as much from some of the older ones who have had life and work experience as from the course itself.

A part-time study option is made flexible to enable students to embed their degree studies into the rest of their life.

Part-time study is not restricted to advance people, it is not about how old are you but a matter of how you will love to study based on your own criteria.

Before you take up part-time study, you have to consider the courses offered in part-time if your preferred course is a part. You should also put into consideration the number of years it will take you to study a particular course.

So part-time study is not age restricted.


I used to know a guy who has always love to be a programmer. But he knows nothing about programming and wanted to learn how to programme so he could achieve or be what he wants.

Unfortunately, his parents didn’t understand what he meant when he said he wanted to be a programmer, so they didn’t allow him to take up part-time study.

He spent 6years doing a course he could have done for four years because it wasn’t he doesn’t have a passion for what he was doing.

This is why it is very important for someone who has something doing or have a plan of things that can or could be done while studying should take up part-time study programme.

Someone working that needs promotion in a workplace can also take up part-time study.


Part-time students are mostly those students that have a clear purpose of the kind, of course, they want to study. They know how to choose a course to study because taking up a part-time study comes with high-level responsibility, dedication, and commitment.

In general, part-time students are much more likely to have careers and families, and may, therefore, face difficulties juggling many different priorities.

People with disabilities, living with fright or who are recent migrants and want to integrate study, or go to school in this new country may also be attracted to a part-time mode of study.

Whereas some teens who embark on a university course immediately after high school may do so because it’s a good way of postponing major decisions about what to do with one’s life, but those who study part-time may have a clear reason for so doing.

They may want to further their career, learn a skill or just maybe they have a particular degree or course they desire and which to study.

Gaining a higher level qualification may be a way of closing on the “unfinished business” of an interrupted earlier education, and thereby increasing self-esteem. Such factors can increase motivation and give a strong sense of purpose.

Motivation and a sense of purpose are particularly important because there are big challenges in part-time study. That’s why I recommend that you read how motivation helps in an examination and how to be disciplined when you study.

On a practical level, there will be a need to leave aside other commitments and get to a class at a particular time, often negotiating rush-hour traffic.

While many part-time students have their fees paid by their employer, many do not and it can be tough sometimes funding these (although help may be available).

The work itself cannot be avoided, and the requirement for essay writing, critical thinking, and absorbing a lot of information, may prove daunting even for those who are highly educated, but who have not studied for a while.

However, some students may have a previous bad experience to contend with and, for them, dealing with their educational gremlins and fear of failure may be especially difficult.

It is therefore particularly important that part-time students are offered help with study skills and also learn the importance of reading


To answer the question squarely, it won’t be indicated. Most schools don’t even indicate it on their school ID Card.

This is one of the major concern of part-time students because they feel less of a student taking -up part-time study.

Part-time study isn’t something you should take because you couldn’t gain admission through full time, it is something that has to do with your passion and purpose.

Part-time students are not less of a student.


No, never, it’s not easier. In fact, the part-time study has its own pros and cons that should be considered. Being easy or hard is not a part of it.

The most key factor of succeeding in part-time study programme is “time management”, “motivation”, “determination”.

You’re going to be juggling high-level study with other commitments – work, possibly volunteering, perhaps raising a family or undertaking other care responsibilities – and even the most flexible course will still have deadlines to hit and grades to meet.



Part-time studies are super flexible. Unlike full-time where you are expected to give 100% to your study. Most part-time students work and school at the same time.

Taking just a course or two at a time allows you to go at your own pace. Personally, It’s true that most students get more out of their classes when they can focus more on the content by not having to juggle too many courses at once.


Taking a course is so much more than just learning the material or passing the examinations.

Developing skills also suggest the development of oneself most especially software skill.

You develop a complex set of hard and soft skills through the process of learning.

Hard skills are things such as writing, programming, software competency and other things that you would list on your resume.

Soft skills are things like communication skills, work ethic, problem-solving, time management and leadership skills.

Both hard and soft skills are valuable to employers.

Studying part-time will help you develop a core foundation of skills that you can use to your advantage.


This isn’t easy to come to terms with. It’s true that part-time study is more expensive than full-time study if only the tuition fee is put into consideration.

When we talk about affordability, it’s not all about the financial aspect of it. Part-time students pay higher tuition fee yet, it’s still the most affordable.

Putting into consideration the flexibility of part-time study where you have to work,  learn a skill or just do something more yet, still killing it at the certificate end.


As we have earlier written, part-time studies are especially beneficial to people who are already in the workforce or learning a skill due to how flexible part-time studies can be.

It’s very funny how some persons choose to bump up their credentials while holding down a job or career not minding the cost or viability.

Expanding your professional value by taking courses or working towards a degree will be a tremendous upper hand when it comes to getting a promotion at work or switching careers.

Part-time studies are a convenient and efficient option for these reasons and more.

Part-time studies can be more flexible and less of an expense, making this choice an easy one for people who are limited with their time or finances.

Finally, according to Nelson Mandela, Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

It is important to go to college no matter where you are or what you do.

Education is the key to unlock great things in life, in other words, GET EDUCATION.

Generally, getting educated is important to living a peaceful life.

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