Programme Code   : A1M085
Study Mode   : One-year Full-time
Programme Leader   : Dr. Zhang Qiaoping
General Enquiries   : (852) 2948 8542
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Leaflet   : English
FAQ   : English




Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme is a pilot scheme for five cohorts to provide fellowships for local students pursuing designated taught postgraduate programmes in the eight University Grants Committee (UGC)-funded universities. Successful applicants will be awarded over 50% of the tuition fee.

Applications for the fellowships will be assessed by the universities based on a rigorous and holistic approach, subject to the following criteria:

  1. applications are open to local students only;
  2. the award of the fellowships will be based on merits taking into account the students' academic achievements, professional qualifications, relevant working experience and achievements in other areas as well as the proposals submitted by the students; and
  3. to avoid double subsidy, applications from students who are receiving other forms of government scholarship (except student financial assistance) for pursuing the same programme will not be considered.

For more details, please visit the UGC website (link) or send email to


The programme emphasises Mathematics subject knowledge, innovative pedagogical practices and flexible teaching environments. It is designed for Mathematics teachers who are looking for an opportunity to further their mathematical knowledge and to apply such knowledge to the learning and teaching of mathematics in the school settings. It aims to enable the participants to become competent mathematics teachers and enhance their upward mobility in the teaching career.


This programme aims to:
(1) Broaden students' knowledge in Mathematics;
(2) Help students realize how to teach Mathematics in schools from an advanced mathematical point of view;
(3) Expose students to different classroom environments and innovative pedagogical practices in Mathematics;
(4) Cultivate synergy between subject knowledge and pedagogy in Mathematics; and
(5) Foster students' critical thinking to enable them to become reflective practitioners.


The programme comprises 24 credit points (cps). Students normally take one year (Full-time) to complete the programme. They need to attend an average of four classes per week which may be held in the daytime/evening on weekdays and/or Saturdays at the Tai Po Campus, Tseung Kwan O Study Centre, Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre and/or North Point Study Centre as decided by the University.


The programme comprises 24 credit points (cps). Each course is worth 3 cps.

Mathematical Studies 12 cps
Core Courses - Algebra and Number Theory  
  - Foundations of Geometry  
  - Probability and Statistics  
Choose one from the following electives#
Elective Courses - Calculus and Mathematical Modelling#  
  - Combinatorics and Graph Theory#  
Pedagogy in Mathematics 12 cps
Core Courses - Instructional Design in Mathematics  
  - Technology for Mathematics Teaching: An Inquiry Approach  
  - History and Pedagogy of Mathematics  
Choose one from the following electives@
Elective Courses - Mathematical Thinking and Assessment@  
  - Data Mining in STEM Education@  
  - Artificial Intelligence in Education@  


The medium of instruction is English supplemented with Chinese.


Credit Transfer may be granted for courses completed successfully at the University previously or another accredited tertiary institution. The exact study duration and number of credit points to be transferred will depend on the qualifications of individual applicants. The total number of credit points transferred cannot exceed 50% of the total number of credit points (i.e. not exceed 12 cps) of the programme. Applications will only be considered on a case-by-case basis, preferably within the first two weeks of each semester in each academic year.


This programme is offered on a self-financed basis. The tuition fee is HK$132,300 for the whole programme, which is provisional and subject to adjustment. Tuition fees paid are normally not refundable or transferable.


The minimum entrance requirements for this programme:

(1) A recognized Bachelor’s degree, preferably in subject areas other than Mathematics.*
(2) Obtained in the HKALE Grade E or above in Mathematics or in HKDSE Level 4 or above in Mathematics (Compulsory Part), or an equivalent qualification in Mathematics *
(3) Applicant whose Bachelor’s degree is obtained from a non-English speaking institution should normally fulfill one of the following minimum English proficiency requirements**:
a. IELTS 6.0***; or
b. Grade C or above in GCSE / GCE OL English; or a TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based test)***; or
c. Band 6 in the Chinese Mainland’s College English Test (CET) (a total score of 430 or above and the test result should be valid within two years) ***; or
d. Other equivalent qualifications.

* Applicant who had studied some Mathematics (or Mathematics related) courses in the undergraduates or former Colleges of Education may also be considered.

**The result of IELTS / TOFEL should be taken in test centres. Test taken online such as IELTS indicator / IELTS Online and TOFEL home-edition, Duolingo test, or PTE are NOT recognized for the English proficiency requirements of MA(MP).

***The result of IELTS / TOFEL / CET6 provided should be within two years. The test must be obtained on or after 1 Jan 2022 for the 2024/25 intake.


To support the students of Master of Arts in Mathematics and Pedagogy [MA(MP)] for producing quality outputs and gaining international exposure, the Additional Support to Students for Enhancing Research Capacity will be provided by the MIT department. Details will be announced at the beginning of each academic year.

Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the Course and the manner in which the Course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.

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