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PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy
Museum Studies / Museology
Museum Studies at Leicester offers supervision for the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - full-time.
This degree is available to study both on campus and by part-time distance learning.
PhD students complete an independent research project under the guidance of a supervisory team. The research is normally completed over a maximum period of 3.0-3.5 years (full-time) or 6.0-6.5 years (part-time/distance learning).
A fourth year (full-time) or seventh year (part-time/distance learning) or the remaining part of this can be used to prepare the thesis for examination. The thesis should not normally exceed 80,000 words and must make an original contribution to knowledge and contain work of publishable quality. The thesis must then be defended in a viva voce (oral) examination before a degree can be awarded.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
Applicants must hold a UK undergraduate (Bachelors) degree with at least first class or upper second class honours or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution and a first class or 2:1 equivalent for a Masters degree. You should have a good knowledge of the field of Museum Studies; however, we recognise that knowledge acquired in other fields – from palaeontology to Modern Languages – can serve as a strong foundation for PhD study of museums, galleries and heritage. Students undertaking a PhD in Museum, Gallery and Heritage Practice will usually be working professionals. We will also consider individuals working outside of these formal relationships on the basis of their proposal or an agreed relationship with a museum or heritage organisation. We will consider individuals working in peripheral or commercial organisations associated with this sector (commercial gallery managers, trustees, environmental scientists, tourism officers and so on). We will consider non-professionals where the project has a strong practice-based element (such as a collection or heritage survey).
For a century, the University of Leicester has been home to great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking work of the university’s expert research groups, postgraduate students will tackle the emerging social, economic, political, and scientific issues head-on and set the agenda where others simply follow....more
Distance without attendance | 2 years | APR-23
Distance without attendance | 18 months | APR-23