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.
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:
- financial services
- market research
- quantitative analysis/risk analysis
Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
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- Discovering mathematics
- Essential mathematics
- Graphs, networks and design
- Pure mathematics
- Mathematical methods, models and modelling
- Mathematical thinking in schools
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- 36 months
- 72 months
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DisciplinesMathematics Statistics Bioinformatics View 44 other Masters in Mathematics in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- There is no formal pre-requisite study, but you must have the required mathematical skills.
- You have a choice of starting module depending on your current skill level: Discovering mathematics (MU123) or Essential mathematics 1 (MST124)
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International6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
Current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,192.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.