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AHRC PhD Studentship in Museum Studies

The School of Museum Studies is pleased to offer an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Studentship for October 2013 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme. The studentship will pay full-time University UK/EU tuition fees for three years and include an annual maintenance grant.

Research Areas and Supervision

The studentship is open to applicants wishing to pursue doctoral research in any area of museum studies that can be supervised by the School’s academic staff, which includes:

  • 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

Search our staff research supervision interests.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a first-class or high upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline and meet the University’s standard English language entry requirements. It is expected that applicants will have a relevant Masters degree or be able to show evidence that they will achieve this before October 2013.

This studentship is only available to applicants who are eligible to pay the UK/EU tuition fee – i.e., those who are permanently resident in the UK or another EU country. Please note that applicants from the EU (excluding the UK) must have been resident in the UK for at least three years prior to commencing the studentship to receive both the stipend and fee components of this award; EU applicants who do not meet this criteria will receive the fee waiver component only.

Applicants from outside the EU are not eligible for this studentship unless they have been granted permanent UK residency/citizenship. For more advice on applicable eligibility criteria, please see the AHRC Guide to Student Funding.

The studentship is for full-time campus based study only and applicants must be able to commence their studies in October 2013.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries are welcomed – please contact the School’s Postgraduate Administrator, Christine Cheesman:

Apply Now

To apply, simply follow our three-point checklist:

  1. Complete our research proposal form – please email to request a copy
  2. Prepare your supporting documents
  3. Submit your online application or apply by post

The closing date for receipt of applications is 10 May 2013. Applications that do not include a full research proposal and the required supporting documents will not be considered. We expect to notify the successful applicant by the end of May 2013.

IMPORTANT – In the Fees and Financial Support section of the application, you must state that you wish to be considered for the „October 2013 AHRC PhD Studentship in Museum Studies” 

Title AHRC PhD Studentship
School/Department School of Museum Studies
Supervisors Agreed Subject to Research Topic
Start Date October 2013
Entry Requirements UK/EU Applicants Only
Closing Date for Applications 10 May 2013 – APPLY NOW

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