Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent)
Months of entry
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.
We welcome applications in areas that correspond to current staff research interests. We look for detailed and well thought-out proposals, which set out specific research questions and outline the originality of your topic or approach.
- Literature and music
- Music and film
- Audiences, listening and participation
- Creativity, innovation and labour
- Sound, soundscapes and sonic environments
- Digital humanities
We are happy to consider research projects relating to one or more of the disciplinary areas listed above.
- The role of music in selected novels and associated writings of Alejo Carpentier
- Drone Metal and Mysticism
- Narrativity in Popular Music
- Spirituality in the music of Edmund Rubbra
- Dr Delia da Sousa Correa – Literature and music
- Dr Byron Dueck – Anthropology of music
- Dr George Revill – Sound, soundscapes and sonic environments
- Dr Robert Samuels – Literature and music
- Dr Ben Winters – Music and film
- Literature and music - Music and film - Audiences, listening and participation - Creativity, innovation and labour - Sound, soundscapes and sonic environments - Digital humanities
Fees and funding
Please see The Open University website http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/fees-and-funding for more information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Helen Coffey
- +44 (0)1908 653280