Mathematics Education, M.Phil. | Part time | University of Cambridge | Cambridge, United Kingdom
24 months
16430 GBP/year
6452 GBP/year
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The Mathematics Education programme offered by the University of Cambridge is for anyone with a research or professional interest in mathematics education at any level of education (primary, secondary, or tertiary), wanting to undertake advanced study in a world-class setting. 


The Mathematics Education programme offered by the University of Cambridge is taught by a specialist team, and its student cohort is drawn primarily from UK-based professionals (most of whom continue in their full-time posts while taking the course part-time) and international students (most of whom take the course on a full-time basis as a specialism within the Educational Research master's route).

The Mathematics Education route develops students' understanding of a number of important issues in the field of mathematics education. Students learn to interpret and critically engage with ideas and debates in mathematics education research in three ways:
  • through taught sessions in mathematics education
  • through work on course assignments under the supervision of a member of the teaching team
  • through participation in seminars led by students on the route and in project workshops
The course introduces students to research skills and specialist knowledge. Its main aims are to:
  • examine the theoretical frameworks used in the study of education and its constituent disciplines
  • provide training in research methods appropriate to education
  • advance students’ capacity for professional reflection and judgment
  • cater to a range of specialists interested within the field of education or one of its constituent disciplines

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to:
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of literature and concepts relating to mathematics education research and practice
  • show abilities in the critical analysis of mathematics education issues and practices
  • apply knowledge and understanding of educational research to plan and implement inquiry into an issue related to the course
  • communicate the outcomes of their study and research through extended writing conforming to stipulated academic expectations and conventions

Programme Structure


  • The Mathematics Masters modules are taught by means of a combination of lectures, seminars, reading groups, workshops and student presentations. Self-directed study includes pre-session readings, preparation for presentations, and practical research activities.
  • All MEd students also attend educational research methods sessions as part of the Research Methods strand.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK II.i Honours Degree
  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English   
  • Reasons for applying 
  • Written task 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16430 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16430 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6452 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6452 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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