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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of East Anglia UEA

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our one-year Mathematics Education Master’s degree 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.

Applicants with teaching experience are very welcome on the course, but we also welcome anyone just beginning or considering a career in mathematics education. Our course is designed to allow a useful interchange of ideas between students with different – and often excitingly complementary – backgrounds.

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Mathematics is integral to so much in life, but many people see themselves as lacking in mathematical ability and therefore lack confidence to engage with mathematics. So the challenges to mathematics education are myriad – but so are the ways to explore and tackle them.

Our one-year MA Mathematics Education is designed for mathematics graduates with an interest in the teaching and learning of mathematics, as well as mathematics teachers at all educational levels.?

You will learn about seminal theories on the teaching and learning of mathematics, about the main findings from international studies that explore its improvement, and about the latest technologies used in mathematics teaching. We will introduce you to key methods of educational research, which you will put into practice by completing a research project on a mathematics education topic, with the support of a specialist from UEA’s Research in Mathematics Education Group.?

Application deadline

01-06-2021

Tuition fees

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£ 17,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of East Anglia UEA

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

    University of East Anglia UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, England

UEA is a highly-respected university. Its beautiful campus is surrounded by English countryside and provides a safe and friendly place to live and study.
Join a welcoming and diverse community of international students. Students get all the support they need, before and after they apply.
Located in beautiful parkland, UEA is also just a short bus ride away from the centre of Norwich, a buzzing yet historic city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 81 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 62%

    34th

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    34th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    54th

    27

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