Taught course

Secondary - Mathematics

University of Nottingham · School of Education

Entry requirements

All applicants are required on entry to hold a UK degree or equivalent qualification. Normally we would ask that 50% of your degree is in the subject you wish to teach. In addition you must hold English Language and Mathematics at GCSE - grade C or above. Admission to the course is subject to a satisfactory medical report as you are required to meet the standards of 'Fitness to teach'. All applicants offered a conditional place on the programme have to complete forms for this disclosure. In addition, you will be required to disclose any previous criminal record.

Months of entry


Course content

There are five key themes explored during the course, both in University and in schools:

  • The mathematics: how can we understand the nature of mathematics, what it represents and how it is communicated?
  • The novice teacher: what values, beliefs and attitudes do you bring to the course and to the classroom?
  • The pupil: how do children think, learn, develop and grow?
  • The effective teacher: what do teachers do in the classroom to foster mathematical thinking in pupils? What approaches, styles and teaching strategies do they use?
  • The lesson: what do you need to know about how lessons are structured? What do you need to think about when planning and preparing lessons?

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Education web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+ 44 (0) 115 951 5559