Postgraduate study

Mathematics Education Centre

We are one of one of the largest groups of mathematics education researchers in the UK with an international reputation for research and practice in teaching and learning mathematics.

Why choose to study Mathematics Education with us?

"I was attracted to Loughborough because of the Centre's internationally-recognised work and the multiculturalism of the University. To anyone considering postgraduate study I would say be confident in yourself and know that you can do it." Eirini, PhD student

  • 85% of research rated 'internationally recognised' or higher
  • Mathematics with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework 85% of our research activity was judged to be 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent', the fifth highest proportion of any UK education department. Our staff have won national and international awards for their excellent research and research informed teaching practices.

Our research explores the fundamental processes involved in learning mathematics, as well as the design and evaluation of innovative pedagogy. We have a vibrant research culture: our monthly research workshops attract colleagues from across the region, and we have a lively group of research students who are supervised by award-winning academic staff.

Extracurricular opportunities

We offer a a variety of volunteering projects, including a fantastic STEM project where you can become a Science Engineering Ambassador. This role involves visiting local Schools to encourage young people to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths activities. It is a rewarding experience and will be a fantastic opportunity if you are interested in a future with maths and teaching.

"I was attracted to Loughborough because of the Centre's internationally-recognised work and the multiculturalism of the University. To anyone considering postgraduate study I would say be confident in yourself and know that you can do it." Eirini, PhD student

 

Our facilities

Our extensive range of first-class facilities are designed to help you throughout your studies and fully-equip you for your future endeavours.

Our superb 440 acre, single-site campus offers great facilities for every aspect of student life, and is home to a thriving postgraduate community of over 4,000 students. You will benefit from a friendly and inclusive atmosphere, with comprehensive support systems and incredible opportunities to get involved in social activities, sport, volunteering and the arts.

Our facilities are set within the newly refurbished Schofield Building at the heart of the Loughborough campus. These include the Schofield Cognition Lab: a child-friendly laboratory for conducting experimental or observational studies with young children, and an eye-movement lab equipped with a state-of-the-art eye-tracker.

Joanne Eaves

Course

Conceptual understanding of arithmetic in adults and children

Department

Teacher Training (PGCE)

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