Museum Studies at Leicester

Over the past 50 years the University of Leicester has acquired a global reputation for its leading-edge thinking and experimental practice both in the field of museum studies and amongst cultural institutions of all types. Today, Museum Studies at Leicester is a place where researchers, practitioners and postgraduate students from around the world come together to think creatively and critically about museums, galleries and heritage; to explore and investigate, to experiment and create, to question and debate.

By working collaboratively with partners within and beyond the cultural sector, blending expertise and diverse perspectives, we aim to generate new insights that not only shape the way we look at, understand and experience cultural institutions but also influence the ways museums, galleries and heritage sites shape their priorities, values and practices.

We are enormously proud of, and committed to fostering, a culture of inclusivity and collegiality, intellectual generosity, openness and good humour, which is built upon values that characterise and imbue all of our work.

We have made a significant and sustained contribution to the international cultural sector and the field of museum studies through:

  • Training creative and critical professionals who have transformed organisations and professional practice throughout the world - see Postgraduate Study for more.
  • Producing original, rigorous and internationally influential research - see Research for more.
  • Working collaboratively on a range of pioneering initiatives - see Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG) for more.
  • And continuing to change to reflect the needs of museums, heritage and the art museums and gallery sector.
  • To mark our 50th year, we introduced exciting new developments to our Masters programmes and established a new collaborative centre for research into the institutions of art, CRÍA.
  • Read more about our vision and values.

You may study with us either on campus here in Leicester or by distance learning. Check our individual programmes under Postgraduate Study.


The UK Government has confirmed that EU students starting courses in 2018-19 will have access to student financial support for the duration of their courses. EU students will continue to remain eligible for undergraduate, master’s, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in the academic year 2018 to 2019. The decision means EU students applying for an undergraduate or master’s course at an English university or further education institution in the 2018 to 2019 academic year will continue to have access to student loans and grants, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU.

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Museum Studies
University of Leicester
Museum Studies Building
19 University Road
Leicester LE1 7RF

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3963
Fax: +44 (0) 116 252 3960
museum.studies@le.ac.uk

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