Minimum 2.1 (or equivalent)
Months of entry
In addition to scientific research, the School of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences also has strengths in pedagogic research (particularly within the STEM disciplines) and our research in this area primarily focuses on understanding and improving the student experience, provision of online materials, practical skills and employment skills. Online delivery of teaching material is increasingly popular and offers a fertile ground for research.
Our funders include: eSTEeM at The Open University, the Higher Education Academy and The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Key themes of our research include:
- Assessment, encompassing assessment praxis, policy, assessment design, and engagement with assessment processes
- Distance learning, distance teaching, including remote experimentation
- Graduate skills
- Widening participation
- Work-based learning, focusing on training in the workplace, working alongside employers to provide training, and vocational training.
- Work-based learning: the effect of employer (workplace) support on student success
- Teaching practical skills at a distance - developing remote experimentation platforms
- Graduate skills in chemistry: online delivery and assessment
- The use of peer assessment/review in distance teaching via the Moodle VLE
- Online context-based learning activities to improve the engagement of international students
- Going with the (remote) flow - teaching practical chemistry at a distance
- Enabling access to the chemistry curriculum for visually impaired students
- Dr Sarah Allman - assessment, postgraduate training, transitions in tertiary sector education
- Dr Duncan Banks - distance learning, work-based learning
- Dr Martin Bootman - graduate skills
- Dr Nick Chatterton - distance learning
- Dr Simon Collinson - education in chemistry, distance learning
- Dr Eleanor Crabb - education in chemistry, distance learning, graduate skills
- Dr Claire Kotecki - widening participation
- Professor Hilary MacQueen - work-based learning, online experiments, widening participation
- Dr Elaine Moore &- accessibility, online and distance learning, widening participation
- Professor Peter Taylor - education in chemistry, assessment
- Dr Vicky Taylor - distance learning
- Dr Payam Rezaie - assessment, postgraduate training
- Dr Claire Rostron - assessment
- Dr Nicholas Turner - online experimentation, distance learning
- Dr Maria Velasco-Garcia - distance learning, work-based learning
- Assessment, encompassing assessment praxis, policy, assessment design, and engagement with assessment processes - Distance learning, distance teaching, including remote experimentation - Graduate skills - Widening participation - Work-based learning, focusing on training in the workplace, working alongside employers to provide training, and vocational training.
Fees and funding
Please see The Open University website http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/fees-and-funding.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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