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.’
- Dr Donna Loftus (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.
Professor Rosalind Crone, Head of History, returns as Historical Consultant for BBC’s Lady Killers with Lucy Worsley, and appears throughout the...
A new OU research network has been awarded £25,000 in Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding to explore the use of arts in Victorian...
Research carried out by an OU Music academic will be featured in the upcoming BBC Philharmonic: Rediscovered Composers concert.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 10:00 to Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 14:00
The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
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