MSc Education (Mathematics Education)Find a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
|Programme length||One year full-time|
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||No, full-time only|
|Start date||September 2018|
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.
Fees for 2018/19
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2018/19 are as follows:
- UK/EU: full-time
- Overseas: full-time
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2018/19
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
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.
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.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
We offer academic and personal development opportunities to equip you for the intellectual, social and personal challenges you will encounter during your career. Our overarching goal is to enable our education graduates to display the following characteristics:
- equipped to demonstrate impact, excellence and distinctiveness in their chosen field
- visionary, imaginative, innovative, reflective and creative
- high ideals and values, including a strong sense of social justice
- highly employable throughout the world
- adaptable, with the potential to be a leader in work and in the community
Read more about the careers of some of our education graduates.
We welcome applications at any time of year. Early application is advised as places may fill quickly.
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.
REF 2014 results
- 44% of research is world-leading (4 star)
- 36% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
- 19% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
- 1% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.