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PhD Museology
Doctoral training in cross-disciplinary perspectives on museum theory, history and practice.

PhD Museology / Programme details

Year of entry: 2019

Programme description

All Museology staff supervise research students and welcome enquiries from prospective students in their respective research areas. Please visit The Centre for Museology  to find out more about our interests and expertise, and to find out what our current PhD students are working on.

If you are thinking of applying to do a research degree in the Centre for Museology, you should look at the individual web profiles of our members of staff and get in touch with us if you would like to discuss your ideas. It is in the nature of research that it is exploratory and breaks new ground, and we can help you judge what areas you might most profitably explore. 


Special features

Find out more about the Graduate School

Students on this programme will be part of the Graduate School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. For more information on the facilities available within the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, please visit


Alan Gilbert Learning Commons Fly Through

Unfortunately, we are not in a position to offer PhD students a dedicated desk/office, however there are a number of dedicated PhD computer clusters for your use in the Graduate School. Please note that all clusters operate on a hot-desking principle.

Research and teaching in the Centre for Museology are supported by rich resources within the University, in the collections of the University of Manchester Library with its unique Special Collections housed in the refurbished Deansgate building, the Manchester Museum and the Whitworth Art Gallery , as well as in other distinguished Manchester archives and collections. Our research students also work on collections and institutions, past and present, beyond Manchester - in the UK and overseas. 

Find out what our current students are researching

Postgraduate Training

Museology MPhil and PhD students attend research training sessions at artsmethods@manchester, which is the School's programme of skills training for postgraduates on both taught and research programmes. More information .

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: