Research course

Music Computing; Acoustics

Institution
Open University · Department of Music
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry

October

Course content

The OU hosts generous laboratory facilities and specialist staff dedicated to empirical analysis of musical performance and of the acoustics of musical instruments.

Music computing research at the OU is focused on empowering musicians, illuminating musical activities, and modelling music perception and cognition. Our work is informed by musicology, psychology, ethnography, embodied cognition, pervasive interaction, mathematics and advanced computing techniques. In particular, we devise and investigate new ways to:

  • empower beginners to engage deeply with musical activities
  • provide new tools and capabilities for expert musicians and theorists
  • cast new light on how music works.

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

          Name
          Course Enquiries
          Email
          FASS-Music-Enquiries@open.ac.uk
          Phone
          +44 (0)1908 653280