United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

Our Mathematics Education MA course is designed for education professionals who are involved in the teaching and learning of mathematics at any level, curriculum or policy development, or other related fields with a mathematics education focus. It is a flexible, interdisciplinary course designed to advance your theoretical knowledge, deep understanding and professional expertise in mathematics education, along with your critical abilities and research skills.

Key benefits:

  • Draws on contemporary research to advance knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of mathematics education in an international context.
  • Encourages development of critical perspectives on educational policies, texts and practices.
  • Taught by staff who are active researchers in the field, with specialist areas such as social justice, inclusion and engagement in mathematics education.
  • Provides opportunities to build an interactive network of teachers, academics, and policy makers from local, national and international educational settings.
  • Located in the heart of London.

Who should take this course

A 2:1 undergraduate degree. Lower undergraduate grades will be considered in certain circumstances, for example if the applicant has a PGCE with master's level credits. It is expected that applicants will have relevant professional experience, either in teaching mathematics (at any level) or in related fields such as education policy or management. However, applications from candidates who do not have any such experience but have previously taken undergraduate or postgraduate courses in education/pedagogy will be considered.



Course content

Courses are divided into modules, and students on this course take modules totalling 180-190 credits.

Please note: students who are transferring in Master's level credits (e.g. from the PGCE) will only need to take the number of credits required to bring their total for the course to 180-190, including transferred credits. King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study.

Required Modules:

You are required to take the following modules:

  • Mathematics Education: Theory & Practice (30 credits)
  • Dissertation in Mathematics Education (60 credits)

Optional Modules:

In addition, you will take 90-100 credits from a range of optional modules that may typically include:

  • Educational Leadership (30 credits)
  • Education, Policy & the City (30 credits)
  • International & Comparative Education (30 credits)
  • Psychology & Learning (30 credits)
  • The Social Context of Education (30 credits)
  • Business Management in Education (30 credits)
  • Computer Science Education: Theory & Practice (30 credits)
  • The Foundations of Teaching & Learning Science (30 credits)
  • Improving Learning & Attainment in the Classroom (30 credits)
  • Issues in Teaching & Learning MFL (30 credits)
  • Language & Power (30 credits)
  • Notions of English (30 credits)
  • Recent Developments in Mathematics Education (30 credits)
  • Recent Developments in Education Management(30 credits)
  • Recent Developments in Digital Technologies in Education (30 credits)
  • Critical Perspectives on Education (30 credits)
  • School Effectiveness & Improvement (30 credits)
  • Social Justice & Education Policy (30 credits)
  • Teacher Development (30 credits)Entry requirements & how to apply


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About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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