Research course

Interdisciplinary Themes in Music

Open University · Department of Music

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Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

Interdisciplinary research is a particular strength of music at the OU. The Literature and Music Research Group within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is one of the major groups in this area in the UK, and Music discipline staff are also members of other OU research groups including those for Medieval and Early Modern Studies and Digital Humanities. We support students working in music and visual arts; music and film; and music and religion. In addition, researchers from different faculties work together on areas of common interest. Strategic research funds are being deployed to support the development of themes that bring together academics and students from different disciplinary backgrounds.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
      full time
      36 months
      • MPhil
        part time
        24 months
          full time
          15 months

          Course contact details

          Dr Helen Coffey

          +44 (0)1908 653280