Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Specialist Primary Mathematics Practice

The programme is designed to enhance your mathematical subject knowledge and pedagogical skills, improve your understanding of the primary mathematics curriculum, identify school priorities, and engage you in a practice-development project. You will discover a range of approaches to teaching and learning and become conversant with the requirements of the new national curriculum with the knowledge and capability to support its implementation across your school. The programme also offers the opportunity to network and share good practice with colleagues from around the country.

Entry requirements

The programme is suitable for qualified, practising teachers who are: teaching in a primary school, committed to improving the quality of learning and teaching of mathematics, and enthusiastic about becoming an ambassador for mathematics in both your own and other settings; or teaching in a secondary or middle school, seeking a better understanding of the pedagogy of teaching Key Stage 2/3 mathematics, and wishing to develop your knowledge of the Key Stage 2 curriculum in order to facilitate a smooth transition into Key Stage 3; or teaching in a secondary school, meeting the needs of children who have not reached level 4 mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2, and thus attracting the catch-up premium; or teaching in a special school, seeking to improve your mathematics subject knowledge, and able to differentiate for all learners through the use of a variety of pedagogies; or teaching in a teaching school seeking support to deliver continuing professional development to other settings in the same cluster.

Course modules

Compulsory (30-credit modules): specialist primary mathematics 1; specialist primary mathematics 2; plus mathematics curriculum development 1; mathematics curriculum development 2; outstanding mathematics practice 1 (the project proposal, 20 credits); outstanding mathematics practice 2 (the project, 40 credits).

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through coursework based on a range of professional learning activities and projects. Opportunities for formative feedback will be scheduled throughout each module.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 34 per Credit (England) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 34 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 34 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 34 per Credit (Wales) 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

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Key information

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01695 575171