Why Do People Enroll in a Part-Time Degree

Student sitting in a classroomPart-time degrees are on the rise. Compared to full time courses, part-time classes require fewer hours, hence less financial and time investment. The shorter duration and flexible hours allow students to study at their own pace.

If you’re interested in earning a part-time degree in Singapore, here’s some helpful information to guide you:

Continuing Education

If you are employed full time, but you need to gain more skills for your current job, you can take a continuing education course. Such courses are tailored for full-time workers who do not have the time to attend school on a regular basis. These courses typically take several weeks to complete. The shorter hours let you fulfil schoolwork during your off hours. Course format varies depending on the institution, instructor and topic.


You may need to take a part-time course to get certified in a certain field. In some fields, a certificate is a mandatory – or the only – aspect of qualification for your desired position. For students, a certificate of completion of a part-time degree can be instrumental in their entry into the job market. Some people take further studies not to advance their career, but to pursue a passion or interest.

Higher Level or Position

Higher education courses can be done in flexible ways. There are many study types, work combinations, and part-time options. It’s a venture worth pursuing for many professionals. Some people take part-time classes to earn credits that raise their eligibility for a higher salary. For example, if you are a teacher with a bachelor’s degree, you may continue teaching full-time as you work on your master’s degree. Some teachers take advantage of summer breaks to focus on their part-time education.

Whatever the purpose, enrolling in a part-time course can be beneficial for many people. You can continue working full-time, while earning a higher degree or acquiring a new skill at your own convenient pace.

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