Taught course

Mathematics Education

University of East Anglia · School of Education and Lifelong Learning

Entry requirements

Degree Subject Mathematics or Social Sciences

Degree Classification UK 2.1 or equivalent

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Months of entry


Course content

You’ll gain a thorough understanding of mathematics education, whether you are a recent mathematics or other graduate, a mathematics teacher at any educational level, or an education professional with an interest in the teaching and learning of mathematics. You’ll discover the latest research and thinking in a field that is strongly influenced by a range of disciplines such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and history.

Perhaps you’re intrigued by how we can foster greater appreciation, competence and confidence in mathematics in all classrooms – and for all learners. You might wish to explore the foundations of mathematics that we typically encounter in primary school. Your interest could lie in the social and emotional barriers to mathematical learning for secondary pupils going through adolescence. Or, maybe, you want to learn about how digital resources can enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics, from the primary classroom all the way through to the university lecture.

The course includes mathematics education modules, dedicated to key theories, main findings and applications of mathematics education research as well as foremost digital resources for mathematics teaching.

Finally, you’ll work on a dissertation project on a mathematics education topic of your own choosing under the supervision of a member of the Research in Mathematics Education (RME) Group, the vibrant community of mathematics educators at UEA that will welcome you to its activities throughout your studies.

Applicants with teaching experience are welcome on the course as is anyone considering a career in mathematics education. Our course is designed to allow a useful interchange of ideas between students with different – and often excitingly complementary – backgrounds.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1603 591515