Master in Mathematics Education


Master in Mathematics Education

Started in the academic year 2006/2007. 


The general objectives of the Master in Mathematics Education aim to provide the understanding through a level based:

  • In the knowledge growth and depth allowing to form the basis for development and/or unique applications in research projects;
  • In allowing applying the knowledge and the ability to understand and solve problems in new and unfamiliar situations in wide multidisciplinary situations related to their field of study;
  • In providing the skills for learning throughout a autonomous and self-oriented way.

Specific objectives of the Master aim to provide:

  • Personal and social education of future teachers, promoting autonomy, cooperation and participation, as well as the internalization of ethical values; 
  • To complete students scientific, technological and mathematical education
  • That student acquires scientific training in pedagogical and didactic field;
  • The progressive development of teaching skills to integrate in the exercise of pedagogical practice;
  • Insure that students develop skills and attitudes for critical analysis, innovation and educational research.


Career opportunities

The Master enables to teaching in schools, public or private, of the 2nd and 3rd cycles of Basic and Secondary Education.

2020/21 Fees

Tuition information

Portuguese students (already enrolled in 2019/20): 1063,47 €/year

Portuguese students (for those entering 2020/21): 1500 €/year
Foreign students: 7000 €/year




1st phase: 1st may to 30th june

2nd phase: 26th august to 6th september 2020

Acceptance rate in masters

Accepted applicants will have to pay (within a maximum of 7 consecutive days from the date of placement) a non-refundable rate of 100 euros, which will be deducted, after registration, from the total tuition fee. Any payment made after the deadline will not be refunded, leaving the candidate excluded.


Entrance requirements for the 2020/2021 academic year

Vacancies for 2020/2021:


Admission rules:

  1. Holders of a Bachelor's degree of the 1st cycle, or equivalent, containing 120 credits in the Mathematics and Statistics fields;
  2. Holders of a foreign degree, or equivalent, in the same scientific area conferred following the 1st cycle of studies according to the Bologna Process;
  3. Holders of a foreign academic degree in required area recognized as meeting the objectives of the Bachelor´s degree by the Scientific Council of the FCT NOVA.
  4. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish referred cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the FCT NOVA;
  5. Evidence of oral and written domain of the Portuguese language and mastering the basic rules of logical reasoning and critical (decreto-lei 79/2014, no artigo 17º, nº1).


  • Course classification;
  • Academic and scientific curriculum;
  • Professional curriculum;
  • Possible interview.

Course coordinator:

Professor Helena Rocha

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Ef 3110/2011 on 18/03/2011


Accreditation on 02/07/2015, for 6 years

About the Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics is responsible for two undergraduate courses (1st cycle of study) two graduate courses (2nd cycle of study, which award a master’s degree), two postgraduate courses (3rd cycle of study, which award a doctorate degree), a one year post-graduate course and other short courses. The department's academic staff also cooperates in other courses of all qualification levels taught at NOVA School of Science and Technology.

The scientific activity of the majority of the faculty members of the Department of Mathematics is developed at the Center for Mathematics and its Applications (CMA). Its research work covers four major areas: Algebra, Differential equations and Numerical Analysis; Operational Research, Statistics and Risk Management. CMA is integrated into the NOVA School of Science and Technology and is financed by the Foundation for Science and Technology. In addition to the researchers of the Department of Mathematics, this center has the collaboration of many researchers belonging to several Portuguese and foreign universities. In the last evaluation that have been done by the Foundation for Science and Technology, CMA has obtained the classification of Very Good. The other members of this Department develop its scientific activity integrated in other research centers or autonomously.

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