Description of Museology

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

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.

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

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 14500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 4052 Year (EEA)
  • PhD (full-time): UK/EU students (per annum): £4,052;
    International students (per annum): £14,500;
  • PhD (part-time); UK/EU students (per annum): £2,026
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 36 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Project Type Open

Course Content

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 .

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 Support Office. Email: dso@manchester.ac.uk

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 7
TOEFL paper-based test score : 600
TOEFL iBT® test : 100

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advise you to

take an IELTS test.
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Requirements for Museology

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

Students whose first language is not English require:

an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with 7.0 in the writing component

or

a TOEFL score of 600 paper-based test, 250 computer-based test, or 100 internet-based test

or

a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 70 overall with 70 in the writing component

English language test validity

Some 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 requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country .

Other entry requirements

The 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.

Work Experience for Museology

No work experience is required.

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