Master of Science (Mathematics for Educators)

Master (Coursework)

Programme Type

Full-time, Part-time

NIE Graduate Programmes

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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.

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.

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.

  • A good Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent, with strong mathematics background.
  • Interviews may be conducted to determine applicants’ suitability for the programme.

For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements 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. Click here to sign up for an ISAAC (Integrated Student and Academic Administration System) account to apply with us. For those with an existing account, login to apply.

More information on application details can be found here.

Participants are required to complete eight (8) courses with total of 30 AUs, comprising:

Two (2) core courses (each worth 3 AU)


Fundamentals of Postgraduate Mathematics

3 AU


Selected Topics in Mathematics

3 AU

Six (6) elective courses (each worth 4 AU) from the following



4 AU



4 AU


Data Science

4 AU


Discrete Mathematics

4 AU



4 AU


Number Theory

4 AU


Advanced Topics in Functional Analysis

4 AU


Advanced Topics in Algebra

4 AU

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


The degree of Master of Science (Mathematics for Educators) is offered on both full-time and part-time basis. The candidature period is as follows:



1 year


3 years



2 years


4 years

Click here for Course Descriptions

For tuition fees, please click here.

For more information on scholarships, please click here

For programme-related matters, please consult the programme leader, Assoc Prof Zhao Dongsheng for more information.

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