Museum Studies at Leicester


The University of Leicester's School of Museum Studies has the highest proportion of world-leading rated research in any subject in any UK university (RAE 2008). In its 40 year history, the School of Museum Studies – the only school in the country solely devoted to the study of museums and galleries – has played an influential role in the reinvention of museum theory and practice.

The School has made a significant and sustained contribution to the international cultural sector and the field of museum studies through:

  • Training creative and critical professionals who have transformed organisations and professional practice throughout the world - see Postgraduate Study for more.
  • Producing original, rigorous and internationally influential research - see Research for more.
  • Working collaboratively on a range of pioneering initiatives - see Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG) for more.

You may study with us either on campus here in Leicester or by distance learning. Check our individual programmes under Postgraduate Study.
Scholarships are now available for 2013


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School of Museum Studies
University of Leicester
Museum Studies Building
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Leicester LE1 7RF

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Two-day interdisciplinary postgraduate conference

5-6 November 2013

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In the spotlight


A new book by Dr Suzanne MacLeod.

The book utilises a micro history, an in-depth case study of the ‘National Gallery of the North’, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, to expose the myriad ways in which museum architecture is made. 

Museums and Communities text book

This edited volume critically engages with contemporary scholarship on museums and their engagement with the communities they purport to serve and represent.

Scholarships for 2013

Making Military History in Museums Conference

Registration for the Making Military History in Museums Conference on 13 September 2013 at the National Army Museum London is now open

Call for Papers

Deadline for proposals for papers extended to Friday 3 May