A World-leading Research Community
The University of Leicester's School of Museum Studies has the highest proportion of world-leading rated research in any subject in any UK university (RAE 2008)
In its 40 year history, the School of Museum Studies – the only department in the country solely devoted to the study of museums and galleries – has played an influential role in the reinvention of museum theory and practice. By training creative and critical professionals who have transformed organisations and professional practice throughout the world, by producing original, rigorous and internationally influential research, and by working collaboratively on a range of pioneering initiatives, the School has made a significant and sustained contribution to the international cultural sector and the field of museum studies both nationally and internationally.
As well as our staff research, we now have a PhD research community of over 50 students.
The School is genuinely cross disciplinary with staff, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students working in a diversity of fields including palaeobiology, history, social science, cultural policy studies, anthropology, communication studies, conservation, archaeology, art theory, and digital heritage.
Details of individual staff research and interests can be found on the People pages.
In these pages you can find out about: