Research course

Public engagement in STEM

Institution
Open University · Institute of Educational Technology
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 (a STEM background is desirable for some but not all projects).

Months of entry

October

Course content

Public engagement in STEM research is carried out as a multi-disciplinary activity with involvement from the STEM faculty and partner units. The home of public engagement is eSTEeM, a centre that innovates and researches in learning, teaching and engagement. We have access to major channels for public engagement and operate internationally, giving us the opportunity for inter-cultural comparisons.

Potential research projects

We welcome enquiries from prospective students in these areas:

  • engaging via digital technologies and tools
  • generating impact, engaging user communities with STEM research
  • policy formation, governance and decision making.

Current/recent research projects

  • Citizen cyberscience: what motivates participation and how are these initiatives influencing public engagement activities in the sciences?
  • Exploring ‘Digital Scholarship’ within a climate of openness and transparency: promoting the Large Hadron Collider and high-energy physics

Potential supervisors

Department specialisms

- engaging via digital technologies and tools - generating impact, engaging user communities with STEM research - policy formation, governance and decision making.

Fees and funding

Please see The Open University website http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/fees-and-funding

Qualification and course duration

PhD

distance learning
variable months
part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Administrative support
Email
science-phd-enquiries@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 659036