We supervise postgraduate research in arts management, cultural policy, heritage and museology.
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.
- Arts and Cultural Management PhD
- Arts Management and Cultural Policy PhD
- Museum Practice PhD
- Museology PhD
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.
Find out about the bursaries, scholarships and studentships available to support postgraduate research.
Information about applying for a postgraduate research degree in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.
View profiles of current researchers at the Institute for Cultural Practices and find out more about their areas of interest.