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Education (Mathematics Pathway), M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months


With a thriving community of practice, the MA in Education (Mathematics) has a well-earned national reputation. Our tutors have all taught in schools and are experts in their own disciplines within the mathematics teaching field.

The mathematics pathway of our MA in Education offers you the opportunity to extend your knowledge, understanding and skills alongside your work. One student says that their tutor ‘makes managing studying alongside work manageable.

This course enables you to:

  • critically evaluate the impact of recent legislation and policy on mathematics provision
  • enhance your knowledge and understanding of children’s mathematical development
  • investigate and critique theoretical perspectives in mathematics and their applications to practice
  • engage with research and literature influencing developments in mathematics teaching policy and practice
  • critically explore developments in the mathematics teaching field, in the UK and internationally

Throughout the course we encourage you to engage with other professional colleagues and specialist tutors in order to develop a secure understanding of the issues and dynamics of mathematics teaching, ultimately informing your professional practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Thesis 
  • Curriculum Leadership in Mathematics 
  • Inclusion in Mathematics Teaching and Learning 
  • Organisational based Project
  • Curriculum Leadership in Mathematics 
  • Leading for Change

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • Programme intensity Part-time
                • Average part-time duration 36 months
              • Credits
                180 alternative credits
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus

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              Academic Requirements

              General Requirements

              To study this course, you will need an honours degree from a UK institution or equivalent. We also require that you have Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent and that your employing school provides written support for you to conduct school-based research.

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                1100 GBP/module
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 1100 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
              • EU/EEA

                1100 GBP/module
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 1100 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
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              Living costs for Northampton

              • 796 - 1510 GBP/month
                Living Costs

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