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 in our Mathematics Education Centre?

We can help you to achieve your dream of becoming a teacher

Want to undertake a research degree? You can do that too

Coincidentally, we have a strong reputation for the quality of our research

85% of research rated 'internationally recognised' or higher (REF 2014)
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.

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

There are lots of extra-curricular 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.

Our students have a lot of great things to say about us

Joanne Eaves

Joanne Eaves

PhD Student

At the end of three years you can honestly say that no-one in the world has more knowledge of your research topic than yourself, and that is impressive.

Lewis Wright

Lewis Wright

PhD Student

I chose my research area as an understanding of physics made me see the problems around climate change, but also a way to try and change things for the better.

You'll have access to facilities across campus

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.