There are challenges and opportunities for all students, but what are some of the difficulties and potential gains faced by mature students?
Michael Marshall started studying after a 30 year career and raising a family. He has recently completed an MSc in Theoretical Physics and is currently undertaking a PhD in Theoretical Physics.
Why did you chose to study the MSc in Theoretical Physics?
I completed my undergraduate degree while working full time. Towards the end of my degree I realised that to embark on a new career in physics I would need a PhD, and the obvious first step was to undertake an MSc. My undergraduate tutors recommended the University of Edinburgh’s Higgs Centre as one of the best places to study theoretical physics.