Doing a PGCE after an MAWatch
Additionally, depending on your undergraduate degree and your chosen subject, your Masters could actually boost your status for bursary purposes. You would need to check current guidance but I believe having a Master's gives you the status of a first class degree in some subjects (shortage subjects) and a 2:1 status in others (boosting you if you got a 2:2). As some teacher training providers especially in non-shortage subjects are under pressure to prefer applications from those with 2:1's, having a Masters may also help you in this area if you did have a 2:2 (otherwise no worries!). Hope that makes sense! :s
And yes, it can boost your bursary entitlement. I think an MA means you're entitled to the bursary of someone with a 2:1 if you actually got a 2:2 in your undergrad. And a PhD would mean the bursary of someone with a First regardless of your degree classification.
You get the bursary of whatever qualification ranks most highly in their chart for funding. So I had an MA, which for Languages would have been £15,000. But I had a 1st class degree which meant £20,000. They base it on whichever is highest.
Depending on your subject of study and what route you go down (teach first and others actually pay for you).
I recieved students finance for mine at undergraduate level, (Level 6= PGCE) receiving both maintenance and course fee paid as mine was a PGCE post secondary as a theatre teacher in HE and FE.
I don’t see why they would give you finance as it is a Separate course. But you will probably spend most of the money of coffee to keep you awake - I know I did! 😂
(I have a PGCE and work as a Sessional Applied Theatre Arts lecturer in FE/HE. I am about to go into a Masters programme 2020/21).