Mathematics and its Learning (Q46) at Open University - UCAS

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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Mathematics and its Learning (Q46)

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Course summary

Understand how people learn mathematics, gain insight into their difficulties, and find approaches to help you and others think deeply about the subject. We designed this unique degree with teachers, teaching assistants, tutors and home educators in mind. It will develop your knowledge and understanding of mathematics and statistics. And broaden your ideas about what it means to learn and teach school-level mathematics. You’ll also be qualified to start secondary or primary mathematics teacher training. Key features of the course

  • Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)
  • Start at a point that suits your level of mathematical knowledge
  • Understand how we learn mathematics and associated teaching approaches
  • Advance your mathematics knowledge, including optional statistics
  • Develop your educational skills alongside problem-solving and reflective skills
  • Move to a different mathematics or statistics degree if your aspirations change, even after you’ve started


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits: In Stage 1, you’ll study four 30-credit modules from the default or intensive start. Read the Entry requirements to decide which start is right for you. In Stage 2, you’ll study one 60-credit module and 60-credits from the mathematics or mathematics with statistics route. In Stage 3, you’ll study three 30-credit modules and choose one 30-credit module from your chosen route.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Mathematics and its Applications, Institute of

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

There is no formal pre-requisite study, but you must have the required mathematical skills. You have a choice of starting module depending on your current skill level. You can check you’re ready and find out which module is your best starting point by following the link to our website.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £21816 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £20952 Whole course
Scotland £7128 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6954 Whole course
Wales £7872 Whole course
EU £22416 Whole course
International £22416 Whole course
Channel Islands £22416 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fee information is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2025. Fees typically increase annually.
Mathematics and its Learning (Q46) at Open University - UCAS