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Loughborough University

Mathematics Education Centre

Postgraduate Study

Studying a PhD at the MEC as a practising teacher

Practising teachers are welcome to apply for part-time PhD study at the Mathematics Education Centre. Further details will be available regarding funding shortly.

Studying for a PhD allows you the opportunity to:

  • research something of personal interest as a teacher of mathematics;
  • be supported by supervisors with international reputations as researchers in mathematics education;
  • benefit your depart and school through the findings of your study.

Studying for a PhD will:

  • develop your awareness and skills as a reflective practitioner;
  • develop skills as a researcher;
  • help you learn in depth about your area of study;
  • enable you to become an 'expert' in your chosen field.

Studying for a PhD can open doors in your future career by:

  • becoming very knowledgeable about issues relating to mathematics education;
  • having demonstrated a commitment to studying and learning more about issues relating to mathematics education;
  • being analytical and articulate about issues relating to your study;
  • being more qualified than others when applying for new posts.