St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

This Master's degree offers an innovative and practical approach to developing a teaching career. The programme offers beginner teachers a pathway related to their practice at this stage in their career and gives students a wider understanding of key issues in the field of education.

The Master's in Education: Pedagogy (Mathematics) includes an opportunity to conduct in'depth research on a mathematics focus – relevant to UK and China. The focus throughout the course is on developing pedagogical understanding as reflective practitioners, whilst supporting students to learn and develop ability their ability to reflect critically on classroom practice.

Maths teachers are in great demand. England is seeking international candidates to develop as teachers and support mathematics teaching in secondary school (ages 11'18 years). UK government have eased Visa requirements for international teachers coming to teach due to the shortage in the subject, meaning employment opportunities are available following study for appropriate candidates.

Course Modules

This Master's degree also includes:

Pedagogical theory and practice in teaching and learning

'Pedagogy and Professional Development' programme is ran alongside the degree

Classroom management

Behaviour for learning

Assessment for learning

The English school curriculum

Planning and delivery national curriculum key stage 3 and 4

Pupil centred learning

Examination – GCSE and A level

Mathematics subject knowledge

Mandarin as a foreign language

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time

Qualifications required:

  • A good Bachelors degree
  • English language requirements of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
  • Good level of mathematics – equivalent to English A level grade B or score 90+ in University
  • Entrance Examination in Mathematics
  • Subject to successful interview
  • Please note: this programme has been developed through our agreement with the Chongqing Municipal Education Commission and is only open to students throughout China.