Research course

Mathematics Education Centre

Loughborough University · Mathematics Education Centre

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a 2:1 degree or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Research in the MEC focuses on two interest groups which form the focus of our research activity: the Culture, Pedagogy and Identity Interest Group; and Mathematical Cognition Interest Group.

The Mathematics Education Centre (MEC) consists of one of the largest groups of mathematics education researchers in the UK. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework 85% of the Centre’s research activity was judged to be “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”, the fifth highest proportion of any UK education department.

Staff in the MEC have won national and international awards for their excellent research and research informed teaching practices.

Our research explores the fundamental processes involved in learning mathematics, as well as the design and evaluation of innovative pedagogy. We have a vibrant research culture: our monthly research workshops attract colleagues from across the region, and we have a lively group of research students who are supervised by award-winning academic staff.

Department specialisms

Culture, Pedagogy and Identity, Mathematical Cognition.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months


full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Office
+44 (0)1509 228250