Museology, Ph.D.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    17000
    Tuition (Year)
    4195
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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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.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

All Museology staff supervise research students and welcome enquiries from prospective students in their respective research areas.

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Open

Programme Structure

Teaching and learning

The 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.

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

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.

English language

  • 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

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 17000 International
  • GBP 4195 EU/EEA
  • PhD (part-time); UK/EU students (per annum): £2,098

Funding

British and EU students intending to take a research degree (MPhil or PhD) in the School are eligible to apply for support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and may be eligible to apply to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). AHRC and ESRC grants are competitive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students.

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