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    I am predicted a 1st class degree for my BA studies in Fine Art, and am in my final semester. Eventually I want to become a teacher and be able to travel and work overseas. Im aware I will need a TEFL qualification for this, as well as experience - and I intend to take a 'gap' year to attain these so I can then apply for a PGCE.
    However, I've had it set in my mind that I am going to do a Masters degree before all this, and I'm now wondering if its necessary? Does anyone know how better off I will be if I have a BA, MA and PGCE? Im not sure whether I should just concentrate on the teaching and forget my Fine Art MA... totally stuck!! Any advice would be amazing please! Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by EFC1994)
    I am predicted a 1st class degree for my BA studies in Fine Art, and am in my final semester. Eventually I want to become a teacher and be able to travel and work overseas. Im aware I will need a TEFL qualification for this, as well as experience - and I intend to take a 'gap' year to attain these so I can then apply for a PGCE.
    However, I've had it set in my mind that I am going to do a Masters degree before all this, and I'm now wondering if its necessary? Does anyone know how better off I will be if I have a BA, MA and PGCE? Im not sure whether I should just concentrate on the teaching and forget my Fine Art MA... totally stuck!! Any advice would be amazing please! Thanks in advance
    It's really up to you - with the new MA loans you'd be able to get funding of £10k towards an MA (and this wouldn't affect your eligibility for PGCE funding).

    An MA could well be a big help in gaining jobs abroad or if you're interested in teaching at FE or university level.

    It's worth applying for an MA (and associated funding) - you can always decide it isn't for you and take a gap year instead. It's possible that you'd find the workload for an MA would be manageable enough to take TEFL alongside it.
 
 
 
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