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We are happy to supervise MPhil students in any of the areas outlined above. You will normally be supervised by staff members.
We welcome research applications across a wide range of topics. For example, research students have previously investigated: performance indicators in museums; the significance of museums and heritage to the promotion of cultural identity; community museology in Scotland; art and the visually impaired; intellectual and physical access to museums and gallery resources; restitution of cultural property in Korea; and constructions and uses of Welsh identity in American museums.
Current student research topics include: attitudes towards human remains; learning experiences of school pupils in transatlantic slave trade museum activities; the role of authenticity in the on-site interpretation of historic battlefields; heritage and sense of place in the North Pennines; the distribution of rock art in Southern Africa; the social roles and regulation of art museum education in China and Taiwan; community formation in Flickr The Commons; and the management and interpretation of archaeological sites in Turkey.
For more information about staff specialisms please see the Centre's website.
Our programmes include intensive subject-specific supervision, training in research methodologies and core skills, reading groups and an annual postgraduate conference.
In addition, our Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate School organises a comprehensive training programme for postgraduate students that covers research techniques, professional/key skills and provides support for personal development.