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.

We welcome enquiries from researchers wishing to become a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow and work with us in any area of Museum, Heritage or Art Studies. Please see our Research page for further details.

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

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ESRC funded PhD studentships with the Midlands Graduate School.
Available for entry in 2017 for PhD projects in Social Research in Museum Studies.

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The AHRC Midlands 3 Cities PhD Funding Competition is now open. The School of Museum Studies welcomes expressions of interest from outstanding prospective applicants. For enquiries contact Dr Giasemi Vavoula (PGR Director external) or Christine Cheesman (PGR Administrator).

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EU applicants for 2017-18 entry please note the UK Government's announcement of 11 Oct 2016 that EU students applying for a place at an English university or further education institution in the 2017-18 academic year will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants - and will be for the duration of their course

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