Please can someone clear this up for me once and for all. I'm just reading Mike Jacksons' autobiography and it seems the Army looks after its officers professional/academic development much less than it did in his day. Swimmingly, he left Sandhurst having done an A Level in Russian there, then went to Brummie University do to a degree in Russian Studies, paid for by the Army, on his full pay. I went to a less-than-prestigious university with a traditional-yet-useless degree, and really want to be an Officer first and foremost. But I'd like to have the opportunity to study at a decent university, whilst serving, and perhaps improve my skills / employability on leaving. I'd love to be able to do a Master's at Ox/Cambridge, or one of the London uni's, for example. I'm aware that one could get a year-long MSc paid for at one point, on full pay, but now you have to do the Cranfield Module Master's, which is supposed to be a ball ache. What are the realistic options for a young officer, having completed Platoon Commanders and done his first few tours, cracking on with an MSc from a decent Uni? Even if I was willing to pay for it myself or partially... Any credible advice seriously welcome. TK.