University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Education (Mathematics Pathway)

Students on this course critically evaluate the impact of recent legislation and policy on mathematics provision, enhancing their knowledge and understanding of children's mathematical development. In addition, applicants investigate and critique theoretical perspectives in mathematics and their applications to practice, and engage with research and literature influencing developments in mathematics teaching policy and practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have an Honours degree from a UK institution or equivalent. Both initial modules require applicants to have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent. Applicants for the two initial modules will require the written support of their schools for conducting school-based research.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: research thesis; curriculum leadership in mathematics; contemporary issues in mathematics education; mathematical topics; mathematical processes; inclusion in mathematics teaching and learning.

Assessment methods

​The course assessment involves essays, portfolios, presentations, practical projects and small scale studies. Students complete their final dissertation or research thesis on a topic negotiated with a tutor.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Park Campus Northampton NN2 7AL East Midlands

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