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 and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


full time
15 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Clem Herman