Research course

Department of Museum Studies

University of Leicester · Department of Museum Studies

Entry requirements

Ideally a masters degree in Museum Studies or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

The department undertakes high level research into the nature and function of museums and provides high quality full- and part-time professional training.

We offer PhD and MPhil supervision in areas compatible with the research interests of our academic staff including:

  • Educational and Communicative Character of Museums
  • History of Museums, Objects, and Collections
  • Museum Spaces and Technologies
  • Scientific Analyses of Objects and Collections
  • Cultural Policy and Politics
  • Cultural Analyses of Museums, Objects, and Collections

Department specialisms

History of Museums and collecting; Management; Communication; Nature of Collections; Specialist Curation; New Technologies; Marketing.

Information for international students

Strong international presence in the department, particularly among research students. Good language and other support in the university.

Fees and funding

Research Councils.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-42 months
distance learning
72-78 months
part time
72-78 months


distance learning
72 months
full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Dr Viv Golding
0116 252 3963
0116 252 3960