Mathematics with Education University of Plymouth


Are you ready to make the difference? Discover the formula to teaching mathematics with our expert staff and world leading researchers. You’ll gain a solid foundation in mathematical and statistical modules, while the final year combines educational theory and school experience. Time spent in the classroom will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to progress to a teacher training course such as a PGCE, or move into one of many careers where high-level mathematical skills are essential.

We’re very proud of being top in the Guardian Mathematics University League Table for 2019 for satisfaction with the course. We are also fourth for satisfaction with mathematics teaching. This is part of a record of students regularly saying that they enjoy our degrees and teaching.

  • Benefit from outstanding teaching: in the 2018 National Student Survey 99% of our final year students said that 'Staff are good at explaining things’.

  • Gain high level understanding of modern pure and applied mathematics, probability and statistics and enjoy an ideal preparation for teacher training courses.

  • Gain classroom experience in a placement module supporting mathematics teaching in a secondary or primary school for one morning a week throughout your final year.

  • Benefit from being taught by staff able to tailor the programme to the changing face of education. Dr Jenny Sharp who leads the Education modules has worked with schools in many different capacities, and is regularly invited to run workshops and masterclasses all around the country, including at the Royal Institution, other universities and in schools.

  • Sharpen your knowledge of education theory with an in depth individual project and give yourself an ideal preparation for teacher training courses.

  • Become a confident, effective communicator, able to present your ideas visually, verbally and in writing. Small group tutorials help you acquire these skills. In the 2018 National Student Survey 99% of our final year students agreed that 'I have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of my course’.

  • Help others and gain hands on expertise by taking part in our Mathematics Enrichment Programme activities. You can gradually develop a workshop for a Mathematics masterclass.

  • Progress with a degree accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications that sets you on the path to Chartered Mathematician (CMath) status.

  • Enjoy teaching from leading mathematicians and statisticians: in the latest UK government survey of research (Research Excellence Framework 2014) 68% of our research papers were classified as World Leading or Internationally Excellent.

  • Progress with the flexibility to change to other mathematics degrees at the end of the first and second years.

  • Stand out with a strong skill and knowledge base which will open up many mathematical careers to you.

  • Expand the ways you study with access to an extensive set of online support materials, including podcasts and eBooks, that you can freely access via your provided tablet PC.

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