Research course

Inclusive STEM Education

Open University · Department of Education

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

This research is hosted within eSTEeM, the STEM Faculty's Centre for STEM Pedagogy and brings new insights and exploration into aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion in STEM distance education. Current projects on gender equality in STEM include looking at motivations and degree choices, attainment gaps as well as employability, with a particular focus on areas where women are most under represented such as computing, physics and engineering.

Other on going work is exploring accessible technologies for distance learning such as sonification of diagrams for visually impaired students, and the use of virtual fieldwork for mobility impaired students. Our researchers include staff and associate lecturers from the STEM Faculty, belonging to eSTEeM's vibrant community of over 120 active researchers in STEM pedagogy. We host an annual conference, as well as regular networking and development events.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
      full time
      36 months
      • MPhil
        full time
        15 months
          part time
          24 months

          Course contact details

          Dr Clem Herman