Research course

Mathematics Education

Open University · Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Entry requirements

A masters degree in mathematics or education, ideally with a significant project component indicating aptitude for research in Mathematics Education.

Months of entry


Course content

Housed in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Mathematics Education Group’s research questions tend to arise from its own practice and concerns, with the aim of illuminating and understanding more fully various processes of learning and teaching mathematics. The same approach is recommended for potential PhD or MPhil students. Research is conducted using an eclectic range of qualitative and quantitative methods.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
      part time
      72 months
      • MPhil
        part time
        24 months
          full time
          15 months

          Course contact details

          Research DirectorSchool of Mathematics and Statistics

          +44 (0)1908 655552