The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Join our PhD community!

The School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester is advertising 6 PhD scholarships and awards, for full- and part-time students to begin in the academic year 2010/11.

AHRC PhD studentships – 2 awards (covering fees and stipend) are available for new full time PhD students to study any museum or heritage related PhD (HEU applicants only)

Museum Studies PhD Studentships – 4 awards (each valued at £12,000) are available in the following subject areas (HEU and International applicants):

  • Landscapes, cultural politics and policy
  • Narrative Environments
  • Senses and Emotions
  • New technologies and museum learning

Museum Studies PhD Research Awards – 2 awards (each valued at £6,000) are available in the following subject areas (HEU and International applicants):

  • Architecture and Design
  • Digital Heritage

Please find full details at http://www.le.ac.uk/ms/research/PhDStudentships.html

The University of Leicester's School of Museum Studies has the highest proportion of world-leading research in any subject in any UK university (RAE 2008), in 2009 the University was awarded the Times Higher Education University of the Year Award.

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