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Education: Primary Mathematics (Pathway) MA

Education: Primary Mathematics (Pathway) MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Primary Schools (General) Mathematics Teaching Teaching In Primary Schools

Course type


Course Summary

This pathway of the MA Education seeks to explore and resolve some of the tensions between the old and new curriculum. Recent changes to the curriculum in primary mathematics education continue to challenge in-service teachers. The two subject modules on this pathway will seek to explore and resolve some of the tensions between the old and new curriculum. The pathway will offer opportunities to upgrade subject knowledge in key areas identified by you following the modules and therefore seeks to react to the particular needs of the cohort.

You will be assessed using a variety of methods, including presentations and essays. This module is designed to improve your confidence in the teaching and learning of primary mathematics. Upon graduation, you may wish to explore roles in mathematical consultancy in the primary education sector, as a mathematics co-ordinator in primary school, or in initial teacher education roles in higher education.

Different course options

Full time | Kedleston Road Campus | 1 year | JAN-21

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Evidence Based Practice - Core
Independent Study (60 Credits) - Core
Crafting Your Masters Study - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

2020/21 UK/EU fees is £670 per 20 credits.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Candidates need teaching experience in primary school settings and must be able to identify a placement centre where directed module tasks can be conducted with primary school children. You will usually need an undergraduate or an equivalent credit bearing qualification to be accepted on the programme. Candidates applying with PGCE level certification may qualify for credit transfer for prior level 7 study.

University information

The University of Derby is spread across two campuses in Derby and Chesterfield. Derby is proud to welcome students from more than 100 countries around the world, so you’ll be part of a diverse, international community. Whether you are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop your career, or simply study the subject you love in more depth, the University offers a wide range of courses and flexible study methods...more