"It’s worth noting that though I was a resident in [the UK] from 1975-1978 (and certainly profited greatly from the library, from the stimulation of other students, and from life and worship in [the UK]), I probably saw [my advisor] ten times over those three years and never for more than an hour at a time. I did my work by myself and in that respect might have been living in Timbuktu. Indeed, in those days – can’t speak to today – one had the impression that if he chose to take off to Switzerland to ski for three months no one would have known you were gone or cared! So, for a British PhD, research oriented as it is, without classes or seminars or examinations, the difference is much less between distance and residency programs than it would be in other European countries."
Again, the opinion of one, but one I trust. It is worth considering.
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