M.Sc. Mathematics Education

University of Agder | Kristiansand, Norway
The Master programme in Mathematics Education provides students with the academic foundation necessary for teaching mathematics at all school levels, from the primary up to and including the upper secondary level.

Description of Mathematics Education


Upon completion of the study programme, the student

  • has advanced knowledge of key issues and methods in mathematics and mathematics education;
  • has a thorough knowledge of theories and methods of research in mathematics education;
  • is able to analyze academic issues based on the history of mathematics, traditions, character and place in society.
  • can able to apply theoretical and practical knowledge in mathematics and mathematics education in the field of practice;
  • is able to develop their own ideas and implement research-based analysis of problems in mathematics education;
  • is able to demonstrate independence and a profound understanding of learning processes in mathematics.
  • can communicate research results and methods to both specialists and non-specialists
  • can analyze and relate actively to social, scientific and ethical questions that arise in learning situations in mathematics
Student exchange

Possibilities for studying abroad are given.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline April
Tuition fee Not specified
Start date August  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

  • Variant for allmennlærere
  • Variant for bachelor

English Language Requirements

Take IELTS test

Requirements for Mathematics Education

The Master programme is based on the four-year Teacher Training programme or a Bachelor programme in Mathematics combined with the Post-Graduate Programme in Education. Admission requirements state that students must have a mark of C or better before entering the programme.

Work Experience for Mathematics Education

No work experience is required.

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University of Agder, Norway

Norway The University of Agder is a public institution mandated to provide higher education, conduct research and development, disseminate knowledge about the institution’s activities, methods and results of the academic activities and contribute to the development of society. The University of Agder (UiA) is situated on the southern tip of Norway and is located on two campuses, in Kristiansand and Grimstad.

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