I have no idea, so any advice would be helpful. The research I've done shows that opinion is divided.
As an idea of my current situation, I have just graduated with an MMath from Oxford, and I'm likely to spend the next couple of years pursuing a part-time PhD in number theory, or tutoring in mathematics. This will be somewhere in between Oxford and London, or possibly in Canada.
As for how the music part fits in: I played in several bands during my undergraduate years (at one point, three at the same time) and been involved in producing demos for projects that I've done vocals for. For the past couple of years I've been very interested in the production side and concentrated on producing electro in FL Studio (and a little bit in Logic). I even took a term off my studies to go to Brighton to pursue a music course, but it was heavily performance- and theory-based. The lack of production was unsatisfying, and I left after about 8 weeks.
Question: I would really like to get part-time work in a studio, paid or unpaid. I don't mind doing oddjobs and drudgery so long as there is the chance of watching a producer at work and learning something along the way, and perhaps even the chance of a promotion at some point. Can anyone advise on this?