Mathematics education

Qualifications Duration Start dates Application period
(MPhil also available)
Full time: 3–4 years
Part time: 6–8 years
February and October January to April
PhD (MPhil also available)
Full time: 3–4 years
Part time: 6–8 years
Start dates
February and October
Application period
January to April

Housed in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, the Mathematics Education Group’s research covers: Participation in mathematics including gender issues and mathematical resilience, Mathematics teacher learning, and Technology in Teaching and Learning.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent). If you are not a UK citizen, you may need to prove your knowledge of English

Potential research projects

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for one of the research projects listed on the School of Mathematics and Statistics PhD recruitment page, or to develop a project strongly linked to their experience as an educator. Projects in Mathematics Education may involve the following topics:

  • Mathematics teachers' professional learning
  • Teaching and learning using digital technologies
  • Attitudes to mathematics
  • Investigating classroom discourses
  • Developing student reasoning about concepts in mathematics

Potential supervisors

Fees and funding

UK fee International fee
Full time: £4,786 per year Full time: £15,698 per year
Part time: £2,393 per year Part time: £7,849 per year

Some of our research students are funded via the EPSRC Mathematical Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership, some are funded by University studentships, others are self-funded.

For detailed information about fees and funding, visit Fees and studentships.

To see current funded studentship vacancies across all research areas, see Current studentships.


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How to apply

Get in touch

If you have an enquiry specific to this research topic, please contact:

Postgraduate Research Tutor, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Email: STEM-MS-PhD
Phone: +44 (0)1908 655552

Apply now

If you’re interested in applying for this research topic, please take a look at the application process.