Research course

Museums and Heritage

Institution
SOAS University of London · Department of Anthropology and Sociology
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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Entry requirements

Postgraduate students of the School of Arts come from a wide variety of backgrounds in the UK and from overseas. Applicants are evaluated individually on the basis of their background and academic achievements. Applicants should normally possess a Master’s degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. Applicants who are accomplished performers or artists, or who work in the cultural industries, may have alternative qualifications, and are encouraged to apply.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This research degree provides advanced training and research experience at a doctoral level in the broad areas of museology. The programme will be particularly focused on the histories, theories, ideologies and practices of past and present collecting, collections and collectors, including curating as well as past and present theory, ideology and practice in museums and can include heritage studies.

A key feature of the programme is its emphasis on interdisciplinarity across the arts giving students the opportunity to develop research across any of the disciplines within SoA (HAA, Music, Media, English) that are relevant theoretically or have a distinctive application to museums and heritage studies. This programme will also offer a distinctive research pathway for the growing number of students in the MA in Museums, Heritage and Material Culture studies.

Information for international students

For details, including English language requirements, please see SOAS website

Fees and funding

For details of postgraduate fees, please see SOAS website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Doctoral School Admissions
Email
dsadmissions@soas.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7074 5117