Mathematics Education

The Mathematics Education pathway allows you to focus your Master’s study into subject specific issues of teaching and learning mathematics, across a full range of education phases and contexts.

Why study Mathematics Education?

The programme supports you to work on a diverse range of issues from your professional practice, in areas such as teaching and learning, curriculum design and development, and conducting your own empirical research. There is an Optional Unit that will allow you to update your mathematics subject knowledge, as well as opportunities to take Optional Units that meet your interests from other pathways.

The course is tailored specifically to meet the needs of mathematics teachers and requires some professional teaching experience or equivalent experience such as working as a learning support assistant for mathematics or visiting mathematics classrooms as a researcher. This programme has been accredited as meeting the Quality Mark of the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and their Continuing Professional Development Standard.

Who is the pathway for?

This pathway is aimed at mathematics teachers and other professionals working in mathematics education. A number of students in recent years have moved from the course on to undertaking a PhD in Mathematics Education.

The pathway aims to:

Our key emphasis is on professional development. We will help you to:

  • develop your teaching skills
  • update your mathematics
  • research key issues in your teaching
  • link theory and practice
  • discover the latest research in the field of Mathematics Education.

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Email: ed-masters-admiss@bristol.ac.uk

School of Education
University of Bristol
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Bristol, BS8 1JA

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