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Student Interviews

Student testimonials about the Mathematics Education route

The content of the MPhil was interesting and varied, and the guidance available from my supervisor and other academics in the department thoroughly enriched my experience at Cambridge. The skills I gained throughout the year prepared me well for further research not only in Mathematics Education, but also in other fields. I highly recommend the course for anyone with a background in mathematics looking to broaden their horizons.

(Aurel Diamond - past MPhil) student

Studying for the MEd exposed me to a wide variety of mathematics education research which has been invaluable in my role at the NRICH project developing problem solving resources and working with teachers to improve classroom practice. I received tremendous encouragement from my supervisor to be innovative and creative in designing my research project, and the flexibility of the part time route allowed me to complete a Masters degree which would otherwise not have been possible for me at this stage in my career.

(Alison Kiddle - past MEd student)

When I started this course, I was sure that it would help develop my skills in research. Over the two years, not only did I achieve that expectation, but my mathematical and pedagogical understanding, critical awareness and resilience were also enhanced. In addition to the individualised support I received, the relationship with my supervisors and other members of staff really supported my development. Furthermore, as a school leader, the part-time course structure enabled me to develop academically without compromising my professional life.

(Sylvester Juwe past MEd student)

I have developed my understanding of mathematics education research during the year. I have learned to think more critically, rigorously and paying attention in details during the research process. Also, the writing of the essays and the thesis gave me the autonomy to engage further with topics of my interest, having at the same time guidance and support from the supervisors.

(Eleni Demosthenous - past MPhil student)