General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

More info: programme website

Programme coordinator


Faculty of Education / Granada campus

Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)

  • Teacher training with subject specialization (0114)

Main focus

; Students of this master’s programme will acquire the tools needed to carry out research and write a doctoral thesis within this field as well as related fields. The programme is aimed at research in different spheres, contexts, innovations, changes, and problems related to the teaching and learning of mathematics and to the initial training of the mathematics teacher. The wide range of courses studied will be accompanied by the systematic analysis of specific investigations and case studies. Students will thus acquire knowledge that can be applied to the search for solutions to a wide range of problems related to the learning and teaching of mathematics. Examples of these problems include: innovation and curricular change processes as well as the design, and the development and assessment of didactic units and materials for the teaching of mathematics at school. Also focused on are the diagnosis and treatment of learning problems, drawing up and selection of mathematical models to connect different curriculum areas, development of professional skills by the teacher in training, planning of studies, creation of indicators, drafting and interpretation of assessment reports on the quality of the teaching and learning of mathematics and the training of maths teachers, among others. Finally, students will also develop communication skills to disseminate information and reach conclusions in a clear, precise way in the relevant forums.


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Didáctica de la Matemática

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Data Analysis in Mathematics Education 1st Year 1st Semester
Design, Development and Evaluation of the Mathematics Curriculum 1st Year 1st Semester
Didactics of Geometry 1st Year 1st Semester
Didactics of Mathematical Analysis 1st Year 2nd Semester
Didactics of Probability and Combinatorics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Didactics of Statistics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Ethnomathematics, Teacher Training and Curriculum Innovation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Fundamentals of Teaching Statistics 1st Year 1st Semester
Management and Evaluation Methods for Research in the Didactics of Mathematics 1st Year 1st Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Numerical and Algebraic Thinking 2 1st Year 1st Semester
Numerical and Algebraic Thinking 2 1st Year 2nd Semester
Professional Knowledge and Development of the Mathematics Teacher 1st Year 2nd Semester
Research Design in Mathematics Education 1st Year 2nd Semester
Research in Mathematics Education: Methodological Advances 1st Year 1st Semester
Research Seminar in the Didactics of Mathematics 1st Year Yearly
Technology and Mathematics Education 1st Year 2nd Semester
Theory of Mathematics Education 1st Year 1st Semester


Specialisation name

– No Specialisation

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

Specific admission requirements

Access to this Master’s degree programme is granted to holders of a Spanish official university degree of Licenciado or Graduado (Bachelor’s Degree) in Mathematics or Mathematics Teacher, and to holders of equivalent degrees from other education systems. Also to Licenciados or Graduados (Bachelor’s Degree) in Physics, Computer Engineering, and other fields related to Mathematics and research in Math didactics.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».


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