All Museology staff supervise research students and welcome enquiries from prospective students in their respective research areas.
Teaching and learningThe award of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) follows one year of successful supervised research (longer if part-time), and the thesis is up to 50,000 words in length.
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
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Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
Research and teaching in the Centre for Museology are supported by rich resources within the University, in the collections of the the University of Manchester Library with its unique Special Collections housed in the refurbished Deansgate building, the Manchester Museum and theWhitworth Art Gallery , as well as in other distinguished Manchester archives.
Museums and Galleries
The programme is shaped by the rich and diverse ecology of museums in the city and the North West, which makes Manchester such an attractive place for museum studies. The Centre for Museology works in partnership with museums and galleries in Greater Manchester and beyond across three areas of activity: research, postgraduate teaching and professional development for the museum sector. In particular, the Centre works closely with the pre-eminent museums of the University of Manchester: the Manchester Museum and the Whitworth Art Gallery .
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 supportPractical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Support Office. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic entry qualification overview
Successful completion of a Masters course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training, is a prerequisite for entry to a PhD. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials.
Students whose first language is not English require:
an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with 7.0 in the writing component
a TOEFL score of 600 paper-based test, 250 computer-based test, or 100 internet-based test
a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 70 overall with 70 in the writing component
English language test validitySome English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.
Other international entry requirementsWe accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country .
Other entry requirementsThe University requires you to reside within a commutable distance from Manchester during your time as a registered student, unless you are on approved fieldwork/a formal placement or are on a period of Submission pending. This is to ensure that you are able to meet attendance expectations and participate in wider research activities withing your discipline area and/or School. Should you be unable to do this at any point during your programme, a formal case must be made to the Faculty office, together with the full support of your supervisor(s). The University reserves the right to reject such a request where it is considered that your residency could have a detrimental impact on the progression and engagement of your studies.
No work experience is required.
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