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Institute for Cultural Practices

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Postgraduate research

We supervise postgraduate research in arts management, cultural policy, heritage and museology.

Why Manchester? roundel

You will have expert supervision by experienced and established academic staff. You will join a vibrant and growing research community in ICP and the Faculty of Humanities, supported by the research environment, training and facilities of the University of Manchester. You will have access of the University's award-winning art gallery, The Whitworth, as well as The Manchester Museum and the John Rylands Library.

View our programmes, and the support available for our postgraduate researchers.


Finding a supervisor

Our research strengths include: digital heritage, archaeological curatorship, history, practice and theory of exhibitions, ethnography and anthropology, knowledge exchange and public engagement, cultural management and planning, contemporary science and the arts, performance and activism; and arts practices in formal and informal education.

Prospective applicants for the PhD should review our staff page for a potential supervisor and contact the relevant person directly. Your email of enquiry should include a research proposal and a Curriculum Vitae detailing your prior education and any academic accomplishments or relevant employment.