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Education (Mathematics Education)

This programme is designed for UK and international mathematics teachers and other professionals working in mathematics education, from primary schools to post-16 education. You will be supported in integrating the theory and practice of teaching and learning mathematics by:

+ being an active researcher of your own and others' practice, including reworking your own practice;

+ carrying out small-scale research projects, one of which can act as a pilot project for the major work of your dissertation;

+ engaging with research literature, especially the current journals and activity of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education;

+ engaging with new developments in teaching and learning mathematics;

+ updating your mathematics knowledge;

+ writing assignments that show the emergence of a theoretical frame, presenting a literature search and developing ideas from a seminar;

+ becoming confident with presentation, argumentation, research and ICT skills.

The course has been recognised as excellent by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics.

Entry requirements

A UK undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent) and normally some appropriate professional experience. This could include professional mathematics teaching experience, working as a learning support assistant for mathematics, or visiting mathematics classrooms as a researcher.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Course modules

Our education master's degrees enable students to design a tailored programme of study suited to their cultural and learning needs. Students on this programme will be able to specialise and receive an award in a particular disciplinary area.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Education (Mathematics Education).

Alternatively, you can design your own pathway by opting not to specialise. Core units can be taken from across the different specialisms and from our bank of optional units to build a tailored programme of study, resulting in an award of MSc Education. (


Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

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