• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
This Mathematics and its Learning (Honours) qualification at The Open University UK was designed primarily with teachers – or those interested in mathematics education – in mind, it will develop your knowledge and understanding of the teaching of mathematics and statistics, and broaden your ideas about what it means to learn and use these subjects.

About

This unique qualification will give you an understanding of how people learn mathematics, and an insight into different teaching approaches.

You’ll gain a good grounding in mathematics (pure and applied), and in statistics – with the opportunity to focus your studies on either discipline as you progress.

Key features of the Mathematics and its Learning (Honours) course at The Open University UK 

  • Gives you understanding of how we learn mathematics/statistics and associated different teaching approaches
  • Advances your own knowledge of mathematics with an option to include statistics
  • Develops your educational skills alongside problem-solving and reflective skills
  • Offers a choice of start points to suit your level of mathematical knowledge

Skills for career development

This degree provides good preparation and professional development for those interested in a career in mathematics education, or for jobs that require mathematical communication skills. This degree will also equip you with the mathematical skills and knowledge required for a range of jobs in government, business, accountancy, banking, management and administration, and the voluntary sector. It is widely accepted that a degree in mathematical subjects particularly enhances the following transferable and much sought-after skills, applicable to a wide range of jobs across all sectors:

  • communicating mathematical ideas clearly and succinctly
  • explaining mathematical ideas to others
  • understanding complex mathematical texts
  • working with abstract concepts
  • thinking logically
  • expressing problems in mathematical language
  • constructing logical arguments
  • working on open-ended problems
  • finding solutions to problems
  • interpreting mathematical results in real-world terms
  • analysing/interpreting data
  • using professional and relevant software.

Career relevance

If you’re thinking about a career in mathematics education, or you already work in education and want to improve or update your skills, this degree course is an excellent choice. Mathematical skills and knowledge are also sought after in fields such as finance, accountancy, engineering, science, defence, the pharmaceuticals industry and business. Other career areas directly related to mathematics include:

  • banking
  • bioinformatics
  • economics
  • financial services
  • insurance
  • investments
  • market research
  • quantitative analysis/risk analysis
  • retail
  • stockbroking/trading.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      3–4 years
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      • Part time – 6–8 years 
      • Time limit – 16 years
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Discovering mathematics 
  • Essential mathematics 
  • Introducing statistics 
  • Pure mathematics
  • Mathematical methods, models and modelling
  • Mathematical thinking in schools

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but it's very important you:
  • are well prepared to study mathematics at this level;
  • are a competent user of the English language – explained on our website;
  • have access to a learner or learners who will be pleasantly challenged by secondary school-level mathematics, during Stage 3 of this qualification.
You need some experience in mathematics – you must be comfortable with the following topics:
  • arithmetic of numbers, including negative numbers and fractions;
  • scientific notation for numbers (sometimes known as standard form);
  • powers of numbers including square roots;
  • using simple word formulas;
  • drawing and interpreting simple charts and graphs.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6024 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18072 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6024 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18072 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,024.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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