PhDs in Music at the Open University

The Department of Music at the Open University invites applications for October 2017 entry to its PhD programme.

Our research was rated 1st in the UK in the Guardian’s analysis of the REF 2014 results, and 8th in the Times Higher Education table. Current major projects in the OU Music Department include George Frideric Handel: Collected Documents and the Listening Experience Database.

We have a wide range of expertise, from music of the medieval period to the present day, including film music and non-Western music. Specialisms in the Music Department cover historical musicology, the social and cultural study of music, music analysis, editing, performance practice, iconography, ethnomusicology, music and literature studies and musical acoustics.

For further details of staff and student research interests see: and

How to apply

Informal enquiries about PhD studies in Music should be made to Helen Coffey ( in the first instance.

Further details of the application process can be found here:

The application deadline for October 2017 entry to our PhD programme is 28 April 2017.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.