Why choose Maths Education at Loughborough?

Mathematics Education Centre (MEC)

Loughborough University

The Mathematics Education Centre (MEC) consists of one of the largest groups of mathematics education researchers in the UK. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework 85% of the Centre’s research activity was judged to be “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”, the fifth highest proportion of any UK education department.
Our research explores the fundamental processes involved in learning mathematics, as well as the design and evaluation of innovative pedagogy.

Staff in the MEC have won national and international awards for their excellent research and research informed teaching practices. Our facilities, at the heart of Loughborough’s campus, includes the Schofield Cognition Lab; a child-friendly laboratory for conducting experimental or observational studies with young children, and an eye-movement lab equipped with a state-of-the-art eye-tracker.

Opportunities include:

• PGCE/MSc Mathematics with QTS
• PhDs in Culture, Pedagogy and Identity; Mathematical Cognition.

For more information visit our website

Contacts and how to apply

+44 (0)1509 228250


Applications are made online, via our Application Portal.

General funding sources

For general sources of funding that may apply to this study opportunity, visit the page(s) below.