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Introducing music research

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Introducing music research

Introducing music research provides you with insights into the wide variety of possibilities for studying music at postgraduate level. In this free course you will explore diverse musical topics through four themes: inclusions and exclusions, practice, technology, and community. You will encounter music from different times, places and genres while being introduced to a range of scholarly perspectives on music.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course A890 MA Music part 1.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand something of the diversity, purposes and cultural and thematic breadth of research in music
  • understand how research in music is developed and how it relates to wider cultural questions, practices and ideas.

First Published: 02/07/2024

Updated: 02/07/2024

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