I am interested in pursuing post-graduate (PhD) studies in Mathematics, preferably applied/financial mathematics with scientific computing combined. I have undergrad and grad degree in quantitative fields (maths/stats), and I am much more interested in reading/writing papers/research than just go through another taught degree where quite often one has to regurgitate things but not really do what one wants.
I am, however, not able to do so as a full-time student - full time work / life, so I am only planning on doing this part-time. However, this would help with work as I already work in the field, so would ideally be able to curb things so that I take advantage of the studies and apply them to work.
There are universities (BTW: I'm in London, UK) which offer part-time PhD, provided you can really commit and have an impeccable time management.
Question is: has anyone (successfully) done this and what would be your recommendation?
PS. Not looking for answers like 'it's too difficult/intensive' or 'part-time PhD has no value'. I want to do this because I care and because I am interested in this; it's not about (greatly) improving career prospects.