Research course

Visual and Sonic Cultures: Theory and Method

Open University · Department of Geography

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

Research in this area is well regarded for its use of innovative research methods, particularly the visual. Professor Gillian Rose has a longstanding interest in forms of contemporary visual culture, particularly photography, with recent work on the use of family photos in both their domestic settings and public uses, and the use of digital images in visualising future urban spaces.

Potential supervisors

Department specialisms

Applications are welcome to study any topic that resonates with the concerns of the OpenSpace Research Centre or department/research centre more broadly.

Fees and funding

For detailed information on current fees visit: Fees and funding.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
48 months


full time
15 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1908 654456