Overview Mathematics is integral to so much in life. However, many people see themselves as lacking in mathematical ability and have little confidence in engaging with mathematics. The challenges to the teaching and learning of mathematics are therefore many – but so are the ways to explore and tackle them! Our MA Mathematics Education (One Year – Full-Time; Two Years – Part-Time) is designed for graduates in mathematics – or in Mathematics-related disciplines – with an interest in the teaching and learning of mathematics. We also welcome applications from mathematics teachers at all educational levels. You will learn about key Mathematics Education theories, about key findings from international studies that explore its improvement, and about the latest digital resources used in mathematics teaching. You will be trained in educational research methods and you will complete a research project on a mathematics education topic, with the support of specialists from UEA’s Research in Mathematics Education Group. About This Course You’ll gain a thorough understanding of mathematics education, whether you are a recent mathematics or other graduate, a mathematics teacher at any educational level, or an education professional with an interest in the teaching and learning of mathematics. You will discover the latest research and thinking in a field that is strongly influenced by a 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 – and for all learners. You might wish to explore the foundations of mathematics that we typically encounter in primary school. Your interest could lie in the social and emotional barriers to mathematical learning for secondary pupils going through adolescence. Or, maybe, you want to learn about how digital resources can enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics, from the primary classroom all the way through to the university lecture. The course consists of three mathematics education modules, each dedicated to the key theories, main findings and foremost digital resources for mathematics teaching. You will also complete one module on educational research methods and one on critical reading, plus one optional module (for example, on quantitative research methods). Finally, you will work on a dissertation project on a mathematics education topic of your own choosing under the supervision of a member of the Research in Mathematics Education (RME) Group, the vibrant community of mathematics educators at UEA that will welcome you to its activities throughout your studies. Applicants with teaching experience are welcome on the course as is anyone 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. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
A good undergraduate degree with a strong mathematical component, at minimum 2.1 standard or equivalent required; applications from qualified teachers or from those with relevant experience and/or professional qualification are considered. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all four components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries. For a full list of these, as well as the qualifications / tests that we will consider, please visit our website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9500||Whole course|