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Master of Professional Studies in Mathematics Education

This course is available


Level of Study

Master's Degree


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


University of Auckland


Review, inform and improve your knowledge and professional practice.

Programme overview

The MProfStuds is a masters degree with a professional focus. It can be a useful way to continue your postgraduate study if you already have a masters degree.

Specialisations available:

Data Science

Digital Security


Food Safety

Mathematics Education

The specialisation in Food Safety has been suspended and is no longer accepting applications.

Programme structure

120 points

Advanced taught courses in your chosen specialisation

May include a dissertation, depending on your specialisation

One year full-time or up to two years part-time for a research masters

One year full-time or up to four years part-time for a taught masters

Mathematics Education may be taken as a research masters

You can find the requirements for your study in the MProfStuds Schedule.

Postgraduate pathway

Download the Science postgraduate pathway (117KB, PDF)

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

Where could this programme take you?

Our professional programmes can sharpen the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career in your chosen field or progress your existing career. Completing an MProfStuds can make you readily identifiable as holding the skills to participate in your chosen field and contribute to its advancement.

Further study options

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Education

Entry criteria

120 points (Research / Taught):

You must have completed one of the following:

  • A four-year bachelors degree (which includes one year of postgraduate-level study)
  • A one-year postgraduate degree
  • A bachelors degree and a one-year professional qualification or three years professional experience relevant to the area that you would like to study.

You will need a GPE of at least 3.0 and for some specialisations a higher GPE will be required.

To enrol in the Education specialisation you need to have at least three years’ teaching experience.

To enrol in the Mathematics Education specialisation you need to have at least three years’ teaching experience and currently hold a teaching position.

To enrol in the Teaching Chinese in Schools specialisation you need to have attained a proficiency level in Chinese of at least HSK Level 5 or equivalent.

To enrol in the Translation specialisation you need to have an IELTS Academic overall score of 7.0 with no bands less than 6.5. Alternatively, for non-native speakers of English, you need to have at least three years of tertiary education in the English medium.

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