Master of Science (Mathematics for Educators)

  • The programme will be opened for the August 2020 intake. Application period is from 11 November 2019 – 10 January 2020. Click here for more details.

    Click here for the application details for January 2021 intake.

  • The Master of Science (Mathematics for Educators) is designed to cater to the professional needs of mathematics educators.

    The programme emphasises the acquisition of wide and in-depth content knowledge in mathematics as well as its linkage to mathematics teaching. You will have the opportunity to study courses in different areas of mathematics, conducted by active working mathematicians, many of them holding a qualification in teaching of mathematics.

    A strong mastery of mathematics will enable educators to teach better and to promote higher order thinking among students in the learning of mathematics. Mathematics specialists in education institutes will also benefit from this programme because a good understanding of mathematics is crucial for handling various tasks related to mathematics education, such as the design of contemporary and rigorous curriculum, assessment of mathematics learning, and development of teaching resources.

    Level 1 courses will deal with the teaching of selected topics in tandem with the mathematics content. Level 2 courses enable you to develop further expertise in a number of areas of your choice. The core course, Mathematics Inquiry, will provide you with the opportunity to examine the current research in an area of modern mathematics.

    The programme is open to graduates in Mathematics as well as graduates in non-Mathematics disciplines, who have a strong mathematics background to pursue a study of mathematics at the Master's level.

    • Bachelor of Science with Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline, or
    • Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline, with at least one year of professional working experience

    For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements can be found here.

  • You are required to complete:

    • One core course (MSM900 Mathematical Research Methods)
    • Seven specialisation elective courses

    Students may take no more than three foundation courses in fulfilment of the specialisation elective courses.

    More details on the programme can be found here.

    Important note for matriculated students: 
    Please refer to the ISAAC system for the programme structure relevant to your intake during Course Registration or consult your programme leader if you need clarifications.

  • The Master of Science (Mathematics for Educators) is offered on both full-time and part-time basis.

    The candidature periods are as follows:



    1 year


    3 years



    2 years


    4 years

  • Our tuition fees are subject to revision on a yearly basis. More details can be found here.

  • There are generally two intakes a year (January and August). You are advised to visit the website and look out for NIE’s announcements in May/June and November/December to confirm if the programme will be open for application at any particular intake.

    Applicants who are currently working with sponsors, donors or financial institutions to fund their studies, are encouraged to submit their applications early to NIE so as not to miss out on our application period.

    Applications are to be made online.

    More information on application details can be found here.

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    Sharing Session at NIE Postgraduate Fair 2016

    Research projects in areas of Mathematics and Mathematics Education

    For more sharing sessions videos taken at NIE Postgraduate Fair 2016, please click here.