Mathematics for Education

This course is aimed primarily at teachers of Mathematics at second level who may not have studied the subject to honours degree level.

Course Structure
The course consists of education and mathematics modules. The mathematics modules include number theory, history of mathematics, problem solving and proof, geometry, probability and statistics, analysis and algebra. The education modules will be delivered by a panel of international experts and will introduce students to the latest research in the field.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2nd class honours BSc or BA degree and ideally some experience of teaching mathematics. For international students for whom English is not their first language, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


2 years part-time

Careers or further progression

Current teachers will improve their skill set in mathematics, drawing on their professional experience, deepening their understanding of mathematics for the second level curriculum.

Further enquiries

Contact us about this course
Programme Director Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3914
Address: Department of Mathematics,
Logic House, South Campus,
Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.


Mathematics and Statistics
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a strong research community of academics and postgraduate researchers working in research groups specialising in algebra and number theory, geometric analysis, mathematics education and statistics.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

All students should contact the Fees Office for the latest fees information

Enrolment and start dates

The programme accepts applications every second year and next intake is expected in 2017.

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