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Mathematics Education, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #33 (QS) ,
The Mathematics Education MA course at King's College London is designed for education professionals who are involved in the teaching and learning of mathematics at any level, curriculum or policy development, or other related fields with a mathematics education focus.


This  Mathematics Education MA course at King's College London is a flexible, interdisciplinary course designed to advance your theoretical knowledge, deep understanding and professional expertise in mathematics education, along with your critical abilities and research skills. 

Key benefits

  • Draws on contemporary research to advance knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of mathematics education in an international context.
  • Encourages development of critical perspectives on educational policies, texts and practices.
  • Taught by staff who are active researchers in the field, with specialist areas such as social justice, inclusion and engagement in mathematics education.
  • Provides opportunities to build an interactive network of teachers, academics, and policy makers from local, national and international educational settings.
  • Located in the heart of London.

Career prospects

The skills and knowledge developed in this course are of benefit to classroom practitioners (particularly those following a subject or school leadership career pathway), policy makers and individuals in other education-related roles. Some of our graduates also continue their educational research at MPhil/PhD level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Leadership 
  • Education, Policy & the City 
  • International & Comparative Education 
  • Psychology & Learning 
  • The Social Context of Education 
  • Business Management in Education 
  • Computer Science Education: Theory & Practice 
  • The Foundations of Teaching & Learning Science 
  • Improving Learning & Attainment in the Classroom 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A 2:1 undergraduate degree. Lower undergraduate grades will be considered in certain circumstances, for example if the applicant has a PGCE with master's level credits. It is expected that applicants will have relevant professional experience, either in teaching mathematics (at any level) or in related fields such as education policy or management. 
  • However, applications from candidates who do not have any such experience but have previously taken undergraduate or postgraduate courses in education/pedagogy will be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part time 

  • Home/EU fees: £4,050 per year 
  • Overseas fees: £8,250 per year 

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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