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Graduate Admissions

The PGCE-MEd Mathematics Education course is for anyone with a research or professional interest in mathematics education at any level of education (primary, secondary, or tertiary), wanting to undertake advanced study in a world-class setting. The Mathematics Education course is taught by a specialist team, and its student cohort is drawn primarily from UK-based professionals who continue in their full-time posts while taking the course part-time.

The Mathematics Education course develops students' understanding of a number of important issues in the field of mathematics education. Students learn to interpret and critically engage with ideas and debates in mathematics education research in three ways:

  • through taught sessions in mathematics education;
  • through work on course assignments under the supervision of a member of the teaching team; and
  • through participation in seminars led by students on the course and in project workshops.

The course introduces students to research skills and specialist knowledge. Its main aims are to:

  • examine the theoretical frameworks used in the study of education and its constituent disciplines;
  • provide training in research methods appropriate to education;
  • advance students’ capacity for professional reflection and judgment;
  • cater to a range of specialists interested within the field of education or one of its constituent disciplines.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of literature and concepts relating to mathematics education research and practice;
  • show abilities in the critical analysis of mathematics education issues and practices;
  • apply knowledge and understanding of educational research to plan and implement enquiry into an issue related to the course; and
  • communicate the outcomes of their study and research through extended writing conforming to stipulated academic expectations and conventions.

Continuing

Students wishing to continue from the PGCE-MEd to PhD or EdD are required to achieve a mark of 70 or higher for the thesis.


Open Days

The University of Cambridge will be hosting its Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day on Friday 1 November 2019. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details.

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Key Information


1 year part-time

Master of Education

Faculty of Education

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2020

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
June 2, 2020
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 3, 2019
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 9, 2019

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