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Course summary

This pathway is designed for UK and international mathematics teachers and other professionals working in mathematics education, from primary schools to Higher Education, or those working in community-based settings. 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 (https://www.igpme.org/);
  • engaging with new developments in teaching and learning mathematics;
  • updating your mathematics knowledge;
  • 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 programme has been recognised as excellent by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (https://www.ncetm.org.uk/).

Assessment method

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/media/postgraduate/admissions-statements/2024/msc-education-mathematics-education.pdf


How to apply

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries

Entry requirements

An upper second-class undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in a STEM-related discipline or related field such as Economics, Finance, Accounting, Commerce, Business Administration. For applicants who are currently completing a degree, we understand that their final grade may be higher than the interim grades or module/unit grades they achieve during their studies. We will consider applicants whose interim grades are currently slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements. We may make these applicants an aspirational offer. This offer would be at the standard level, so the applicant would need to achieve the standard entry requirements by the end of their degree. Specific module requirements may still apply. We will consider applicants whose grades are slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements, if they have at least one of the following: - evidence of significant (minimum of 1 year) relevant work experience such as mathematics teaching experience, including learning support assistant for mathematics, or any research roles related to mathematics. - a relevant postgraduate qualification. If this is the case, applicants should include their CV (curriculum vitae / résumé) when they apply, showing details of their relevant work experience and/or qualifications. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5950 Year 1
Scotland £5950 Year 1
Wales £5950 Year 1
Channel Islands £5950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year. For more information, please view the programme page on our website.
Education (Mathematics Education) at University of Bristol - UCAS