I'm thinking seriously about joining the army as an Infantry Officer and am presently reading for an undergraduate degree. I've noticed in-service degrees mentioned in various bits of Army literature, but haven't really been able to find out much about them. I may be looking to do a further degree (MA/Phd) after I have finished this one. I'm not sure whether to join the Army first, then with a bit of real world experience go back to university later in life, or sit a further degree fairly soon after finishing this one, then potentially join the army after that. What are the chances of me being able to join the army then read for a further degree while I'm still in the services? How keen are the army for this course of action? What restrictions do the army put on what (and where) you can actually study? I know if I pass RCB (supposed to sit last year but injured - car accident - now going up this summer) I will have secured a place at Sandhurst until the age of 29, but are the army likely to value further study before joining, or would they like me less experienced and more malleable??