Research course

Literature and music

Institution
Open University · Department of English
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 or equivalent

Months of entry

October

Course content

The study of connections between music and literature has recently become a flourishing area of international research activity. The Open University’s Literature and Music Research Group aims to encourage wide-ranging interdisciplinary study of literature and music and to foster a research community in this area within and beyond the university.

Members of the Literature and Music Research Group have previously run two international conferences, resulting in the publication Phrase and Subject: Studies in Literature and Music. Details of further research publications in this area can be found by following the members' link and clicking on individuals' names.

The OU Literature and Music Research Group hosted the ninth international conference of the WMA in August 2013, details of which can be found by following the conferences link and members will be involved in the 2020 conference as well. Literature and Music Research Group members are also engaged in Knowledge Transfer activity and events, such as opera projects and educational consultancy for opera companies, including regular participation at the oxford Leider Festival.

Members of the Literature and Music Research Group supervise graduate students for interdisciplinary research degrees.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

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