PhD Museum Practice / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
Duration
36 months [full-time], 72 months [part-time]
Entry requirements

We require successful completion of a master's course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials. 

Full entry requirements

How to apply

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Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Programme description

Our pioneering PhD Museum Practice doctoral programme is specifically designed for people working in museums and galleries who want to undertake advanced research which builds on their professional knowledge and practice.

The structure of the programme is devised to enable you to develop your career while simultaneously studying for a doctoral qualification.

This PhD is one of a suite of professional practice-focused doctorates overseen by the Institute for Cultural Practices that aim to engage experienced professionals in advanced research.

It takes explicit account of the professional practice base of the student and integrates this as a central knowledge base for the research project.

We aim to support the development of dynamic knowledge outcomes that can have an impact across academic and non-academic contexts, as well as of reflective practice that can respond to and influence the complex unpredictable and shifting social and cultural contexts within which museums and their staff operate.

The programme will introduce you to a range of dynamic and challenging concepts and methods with which to reflect critically and constructively on your professional practice.

You will be supported through a bi-annual residential programme in addition to standard supervisions which sustain the cohort for peer learning.

The structure of the programme is designed to support people who are embarking on advanced research and are combining doctoral study with a career. The PhD is frequently undertaken part-time to provide time for engagement in professional practice.

You can find out more about our  research  on the Institute of Cultural Practices website, and see what our  current PhD students  are working on.

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Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,327
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £2,163

Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.

Scholarships/sponsorships

The School offers a limited number of bursaries and studentships on a competitive basis, details of which can be found via the links below.

Please note that whilst we do not have closing dates for programme applications, all funding competitions have a specified deadline for submitting the funding application form and a separate (earlier) deadline for submitting the online programme application form, both of which will be stated in the funding competition details below:

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Rachel Corbishley
Telephone
+44 (0) 161 275 3559
Email
Website
http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/icp/research/postgraduate-research/
School/Faculty

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