Taught course

Mathematics Education

King's College London · Department of Education and Professional Studies

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 first degree (or equivalent), plus PGCE (or equivalent). Although teaching experience is highly recommended, (especially when related to the subject focus of the MA you are applying for) candidates with appropriate academic qualifications are invited to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

Throughout the programme, you will develop a critical understanding of your professional expertise as well as analysing the learning and teaching of mathematics and their implications for policy and classroom practice. You will engage with fundamental conceptions in learning theories as well as the education and assessment frameworks they often imply. Your study will allow you to develop a critical perspective on contemporary mathematical learning schemes and their current impact on mathematical learning, teaching and assessment.

The 16,000-word dissertation and a selection optional study modules will give you the opportunity to personalise your learning pathway to reflect your academic interests. If you are studying full-time, you will complete the 180 credit course in one year, from September to September. If you are studying part-time, your programme will take two years to complete. Teachers in full-time employment usually complete the Mathematics in Education MA part time and study one module in each of the autumn and spring terms in year one, plus a further two modules and the dissertation in year two.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-72 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
+44 (0) 20 7848 7207