MSc Education (Mathematics Education)

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
two or three years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Start date September 2022

Programme overview

Our education Master's degrees give you the opportunity to design a tailored programme of study that suits your cultural and learning needs. You will be able to specialise and receive an award in a particular disciplinary area.

This pathway 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 programme has been recognised as excellent by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics.

Fees for 2022/23

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:

UK: full-time
£9,300
UK: part-time (two years)
£4,650
UK: part-time (three years)
£3,100
Overseas: full-time
£21,300

Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.

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.

Alumni discount

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.

Funding for 2022/23

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

Our education Master's degrees give you the opportunity to design a tailored programme of study that suits your cultural and learning needs. You 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.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in a STEM-related discipline or related field such as Economics, Finance, Accounting etc. Non-traditional qualifications/routes will also be considered.

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:
Profile C
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

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 your 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.

Expected application closure date

Applications for 2022 have now closed and will reopen for 2023 entry in October 2022.

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Get in touch

Contact details

Enquiries Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1649 Email: choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk

School website: School of Education

International students

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REF 2021 results

The University of Bristol is ranked fifth for research in the UK (Times Higher Education), with 94% of our research assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Full REF 2021 results for the University of Bristol.

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