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.

Following the success of last year's scheme, we once again have two Open Scholarships and four 'Diversity Scholarships' available for applicants wishing to commence their studies in Autumn 2017. Each scholarship is worth £3,000, which will be awarded as a fee discount. The deadline for applications is 30th June 2017.

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


 

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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

Open Day 2017

You are invited to attend our Open Day on Tuesday 28th February 2017 from 2-5 pm

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Open Day 2017
Join us for our Open Day
Tuesday 28th February, 2-5pm
School of Museum Studies, 19 University Road, Leicester LE1 7AB

Scholarships Available

Following the success of last year's scheme, we once again have two Open Scholarships and four 'Diversity Scholarships' available for applicants wishing to commence their studies in Autumn 2017. Each scholarship is worth £3,000, which will be awarded as a fee discount. The deadline for applications is 30th June 2017.

Graduation Day 2017

Huge congratulations to all our brilliant new graduates. The sun shone and it was a beautiful day. Go well, and please keep in touch!

Exceptional & Extraordinary

Exceptional & Extraordinary invited four artists to explore behind the scenes of eight of the UK’s renowned medical museums and – in collaboration with experts in medical history, disability and museums – to produce a series of thought-provoking new commissions that examine our attitudes towards difference with the aim of stimulating debate around the implications of a society that values some lives more than others.

https://www.unrulybodies.le.ac.uk/

Athena Swan Bronze

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