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|Application deadline:||Applications are considered throughout the year|
|Start date:||January 2014, April 2014, September 2013|
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
MPhil and PhD supervision is available in the following areas:
Theoretical and historical museology; ecomuseums; community museums; intangible heritage and digital media; the design, study and understanding of digital applications for the heritage sector; the history of museums and galleries; cultural/national identity and museums, galleries and heritage; cultural diversity and museums; contemporary issues in the organisation and management of heritage sites, museums and galleries; analysis of the contribution museums can make to inclusive communities; social history and its representation in museums; the dynamic interaction of art museums and galleries with the development of the visual arts; the role of art museums in relation to the development and practice of professional art history; education and public programming in art museums, galleries and alternative settings; and critical and cultural theory in relation to museums, galleries and exhibitions.
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; issues of authorship in online reminiscence museum initiatives; and the management and interpretation of archaeological sites in Turkey.
We have an international reputation for many areas of our research, which creates a dynamic environment for postgraduate study. In addition to subject-specific research training, our Medical Sciences Graduate School and Science, Agriculture and Engineering Graduate School have a thriving postgraduate research culture, with additional support for international students. They have an excellent record for timely PhD submission, provide training in professional/key skills and research techniques and support personal development.
Mormally a minimum of an upper-second-class (2.1) Honours degree, or an international equivalent, in a subject relevant to your research proposal.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in writing, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based) or 577 (paper-based), or equivalent.
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||90|
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