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 the OU research groups 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. If you would like to discuss your ideas informally before submitting an application, please contact us (details below).