The School of Arts & Humanities is central to The Open University, providing sector-leading, high-quality teaching and research. We use texts, music, artwork, objects and ideas to explore the history and culture of societies past and present. Undergraduate, taught postgraduate, and research qualifications are available and our students have very high completion rates.’
- Prof Richard Danson Brown (Head of School, A&H)
The Arts and Humanities shine a light on the human condition. We offer courses in Art History, Classical Studies, Creative Writing, English Literature, History and Music, plus qualifications that bring in English Language, Philosophy, Politics and Religious Studies. The Arts and Humanities shine a light on the human condition. Click through and learn more.
Our School enjoys an international reputation for its award-winning academic research, supported by our vibrant research groups and centres, and our lively postgraduate research culture. Our researchers are committed to engaging with the wider world, enriching the lives of individuals and communities with their projects.
We encourage collective and collaborative projects inside and outside the OU. Through these strategic partnerships and progressive engagement opportunities, we strive to make a difference in the wider world.
OU Music academics celebrate a double win for their published work with the announcement of the CB Oldman Awards by the International Association...
Students enjoy the return of the music residential school in Greenwich, part of the Faculty’s partnership with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of...
Dr Rosalind Crone, Head of History and Senior Lecturer, is Historical Consultant for new BBC production Lady Killers with Lucy Worsley, and...
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 10:00 to 16:30
The Chancellor's Hall, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 13:30 to 14:30
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