As someone who may finish with a Thai B.A. I'm quite interested in anyone who has any stories regarding how people got on in other countries with Thai qualifications.
We have Ram, Chula, Thammasart, Bangkok, Kasesart, and Thongsuk to name a few. All offering international programs.
(I have tried to find out how long some of these programs have been running, but to no avail.)
Have people gone to the west and easily jumped on post-grad education or found employment, without an eyebrow raised?....Maybe gone to another country to continue TEFLing....who knows?
We all work or have worked here in Thailand and know about the standard of education, so I'm not really looking for the, "šll Thai degrees are .... debate."
Just some insight into farangs and their endeavours after they graduate from Thailand.
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now the fees for any university in the UK start at 9000 pounds a year i'm sure they'll take anything on offer.
Those that want to read whatever they can want all freedoms, but have to understand they can have freedom, but it must be within the law.
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With Open Uni modules currently at 735 pound per 60 credits that works out at under 1500 a year and 3,575 for a BA in its entirety over around 2.5-3 years + another 735 for the Honours if you want to do a post grad course. The modules are rising in cost every year but it's still a good and inexpensive way to get a good internationally recognised degree.
I know an English graduate from Ram, did something like a 'B.A. in English Communications' or something, doing a M.A. TESOL through Sheffield Uni.
For those with a Thai B.A. I feel it will be advisable to get on any UK post grad course they can, so their highest qual is U.K. licensed and governed.
I don't think it will be difficult to get on a UK post grad distance course with a Thai B.A. Something like a Post. Grad. Dip. TESOL, or if lucky (and have the funds) a M.Ed.
I've heard that some UK Unis now charge UK residents living overseas (outside the EU) the same fees as non-EU students. ie. about 4 times the price. I don't know how true that is.
This is the M.A. TESOL that my friend is doing with a B.A. from Ram.
MA/PgDip/PgCert Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Distance learning course | Sheffield Hallam University
Also consider this UK licensed and governed Advanced Dip. TESOL from LTTC (London Teacher Training College)
Advanced Diploma in TESOL
They also call it a Grad. Dip. even though you don't need a B.A. to complete it.
It's cheap at only 15,000thb. And only requires 2 years teaching experience.
Having this will likely exempt you from many courses if studying for a B.A. in the field of TESOL, and also exempts you from the 1st of the 3 stages in the M.A. TESOL I've linked to above.
I think getting some sort of database of post. grad. options up on here is a good idea. Maybe make a sticky out of it with links to any distance post. grad teaching courses available in the UK etc.