The MA in Mathematics Education offered by the University of East Anglia will help you gain a thorough understanding of mathematics education, whether you’re a mathematics graduate, a mathematics teacher at any educational level, or you work in another educational profession. You will discover the latest research and thinking in a field that is strongly influenced by a wide range of disciplines, such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and history.
Perhaps you are intrigued by how we can foster greater appreciation, competence and confidence in mathematics in all classrooms, for all learners. Perhaps you are more focused on the foundations of mathematics that we typically encounter in primary school. Perhaps your interest lies in the social and emotional barriers to mathematical learning for secondary pupils. Or maybe you want to get to grips with digital resources, and how they can enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics, from the primary classroom all the way through to the university lecture.
Our course consists of three core mathematics education modules, each dedicated to the key theories, main findings and foremost digital resources for mathematics teaching. You’ll complete one module on educational research methods and one on critical reading, plus one optional module and a dissertation project on a mathematics education topic of your own choosing.
You’ll produce your dissertation project under the supervision of a member of the Research in Mathematics Education (RME) Group at UEA. RME is a growing and vibrant community of researchers in mathematics education – a community which will welcome you and offer, support throughout your studies.
- Further studies in Mathematics Education (e.g. PhD)
- Mathematics teaching in schools (secondary, primary)
- Position in the Education sector with a Mathematics specialism such as:
- Ministries of Education
- Education policy organisations (governmental or NGOs)
- Inspectorates (such as OFSTED)
- Private sector training positions where mathematics is relevant (e.g. banking, accountancy, engineering)
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- Critical Reading
- Educational Research Methods
- Key Studies Into the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics Across Educational Levels
- Key Theories in Research Into the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
- The Use of Technology in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
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- 12 months
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- Degree Subject Social Science or Mathematics
- Degree Classification UK 2.1 or equivalent
- Special Entry Requirements Relevant teaching experience desirable
- The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant and applications are actively encouraged from those who want to return to academic study.
- Relevant teaching experience in mathematics is welcome but not essential.
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International18500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18500 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8900 GBP per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.