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MA Mathematics Education

Course Description


The course introduces the study of mathematics education and will acquaint you with elements from psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and history of mathematics that influence research. Training will be provided in the methodology of educational research and you will have the opportunity to pursue an individual specialist topic within under the supervision of a member of the Research in Mathematics Education Group (RME).


The course consists of taught modules and a dissertation. Three mathematics education modules provide an introduction to the study of mathematics education as an academic discipline. The research methods and critical reading modules introduce methods used in educational research and provide opportunities to work on specialist topics. As well as optional modules, there’s also a dissertation opportunity; to complete an extended piece of research-based study in mathematics education.


This programme draws on a long-standing innovative research culture in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning and on its excellence in professional education and training. The School is one of the UK's leading centres for research and teaching in education, offering a distinctive range of programmes at Postgraduate level with a diverse community of practitioners, scholars and academics who teach, research, and provide professional development.


UEA graduates enjoy excellent employment prospects. A high proportion of our Masters graduates occupy senior posts in schools, universities and ministries all over the world. UEA also provides a professional Careers Centre and School Academic Careers Adviser. Although applicants are likely to already be practicing educational professionals, this course will be a welcome boost to those just beginning their educational careers.

Visit the MA Mathematics Education page on the University of East Anglia website for more details!

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School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia – Postgraduate Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Funding for postgraduate study is available both from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and from a number of external schemes. Applicants should note that many award schemes have early closing dates and may require the acceptance of the offer of a place as a condition of eligibility. If you wish to apply for funding you are therefore strongly advised to apply to the School of Education and Lifelong Learning as early as possible in the year of entry. Please indicate in your application that you wish to be considered for an award.The School of Education and Lifelong Learning, within the Faculty of Social Sciences at UEA, has an excellent research and teaching profile with strong international links to institutes, organisations, international networks and research councils both throughout Europe and globally.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Award value usually for duration of the period of study and may vary for individual Scholarships


A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to Home/EU and International students. These are usually awarded to students on the basis of academic merit.

Application Procedure

For full details about how to apply and application deadlines for individual Courses, Scholarships and Funding opportunities specifically available to you, please visit the link below.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Open to graduates or practising mathematics teachers, educators and other educational professionals, also applicants who have a good 2.1 degree (or equivalent) from a recognised higher education institution in a Social Science or Mathematics subject. UEA Admissions will also take into account relevant employment experience.

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