Applicants are likely to have a UK 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in mathematics and/or a professional qualification in mathematics teaching. Teaching experience is desirable but applications are welcome from those at the start of their educational careers.
Months of entry
The MA Mathematics Education degree is intended for practising mathematics teachers, mathematics teacher educators and other educational professionals. Students will have an introduction to the study of mathematics education as an academic discipline, and be introduced to methods for research in education. The opportunity to pursue individual specialist topics within mathematics education is actively encouraged and supported.
The course consists of two taught modules and a dissertation. In the first of the two taught courses, participants will have a wide ranging introduction to the study of mathematics education as an academic discipline. The second course will introduce methods for research in education and then go on to provide opportunities for individual work on a specialist topic within mathematics education. The dissertation, a research-based study in mathematics education, is to be completed by the end of the programme.
It is likely that this course will appeal to practising mathematics teachers, mathematics teacher educators and other educational professionals. Teaching experience is welcome but so are applications from those just beginning or considering a career in mathematics education. Students on the course are likely to have a degree in mathematics and/or a professional qualification in mathematics teaching. The course will be designed to allow a useful interchange of ideas between those with a strong background in mathematics and those with significant teaching experience.
Information for international students
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: - IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) - PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)
Fees and funding
A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to UK/EU and International students. These are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Office
- +44 (0) 1603 591515