To mark the launch of our Graduate School in October 2016, The Open University is making a strategic investment in up to 30 PhD studentships. As part of this initiative, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is keen to receive applications for studentships in history/historical studies or sociology (both broadly defined to include historical and/or sociological approaches to any area of the Arts and Social Sciences – including Music). Open University Graduate School PhD studentships will cover full fees and stipend (currently £14,057 p.a.) for 3 years commencing October 2016 (or shortly thereafter). Applications are invited from both UK and EU citizens for full-time study.
Music/History: The Department has expertise in various aspects of music history and the cultural study of music from the middle ages to the present day. In addition to studies of individual composers, historical research covers areas such as systems of musical patronage and dissemination, music and literature, film music and devotional music. For further details about the Department, please see http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/music/index.shtml
Please note that the closing date is 29th July 2016. For further details and an application form, see www.openuniversity.co.uk/phd