MSc Education (Mathematics Education)

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Open to international students Yes
Number of places Not fixed
Start date September 2017

Programme overview

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;
  • 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 2017/18

Full-time fees

UK/EU
£6,400
Overseas
£15,700

Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Alumni scholarship

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 2017/18

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

Programme structure

Core units

  • Introduction to Educational Inquiry
  • Teaching and Learning in Mathematics
  • Curriculum Design and Development in School Mathematics
  • Children Learning Mathematics - School-based Inquiry

Optional units

Students following this programme will be able to take optional units from across the school, such as Subject Updating and Assessment in Schools.

Dissertation

You will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation.

Entry requirements

A UK undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) and one year's 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. Recognition of Prior Learning is considered.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Application method Online application form
English language requirements Profile E
Further information about English language requirements
Admissions statement Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

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 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 graduates.

How to apply
Application deadline:

We welcome applications at any time of year. Early application is advised as places may fill quickly.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

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.

Get in touch

Student Services Office Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 4491 Email: ed-masters-admiss@bristol.ac.uk

Graduate School of Education
University of Bristol
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Bristol BS8 1JA http://www.bristol.ac.uk/education/study/masters/

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