The positive side of distance learning
Initially the possibility to study by correspondence was created for working people, who have no opportunity to attend lectures. The second exit may be formal training, but even this is unavailable if the person lives and works very far from the University.
Thus, a correspondence course is convenient for those who are far from educational institutions. Also it is easier to combine with work to do independently, and during the session, under Russian law the employer is obliged to grant leave.
Another advantage of distance learning is an independent planning study time. You will not need to attend the lectures of the subject in which you understand and are willing to take on a positive evaluation. At the same time, you will have more time to study in the library on the most difficult subjects.
In some cases part-time students may attend some lectures with the bulk of students, but the rules depend on the specific University.
Pros of full-time study
Most students, however, continue to study full-time departments of universities. This can be explained by the numerous advantages of traditional learning.
Men of military age should be aware that distance learning does not give them the right to deferment from military service.
First, full-time student has the opportunity to attend much more lectures and practical classes than part-time, where they are often limited to 1-2 weeks per semester. During these sessions, the student is more likely well-versed in the subject than in self-study.
Secondly, face-to-face training allows you to better control your time. In many subjects there is not only final but also intermediate monitoring, which allows the student before the session to understand the complex and confusing issues, as well as practice in solving typical tasks. Classroom training is best suited to those who find it difficult to manage your time independently.
Plus a third of full-time study is its in most cases better quality. It is difficult to bring all the universities and departments to a common denominator, however, in most cases the demand from full-time students is stricter than with those who complete the correspondence course. This can be a drawback for those who are waiting for the training only a diploma, but will please those resident students who chose this form of training to obtain quality knowledge.
Thus, we can conclude that the full-time and distance learning has its advantages, and to choose the form of education depending on the personal circumstances of the applicant.