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Queen's University Belfast: Arts Management and Cultural Policy

Institution Queen's University Belfast View institution profile
Department School of Arts, English and Languages
Study type Research


You’ll be part of a growing doctoral research environment and will study alongside students Northern Ireland and abroad; we supervise students undertaking research in; • The design and delivery of cultural policy and the interpretation of these processes by arts managers and policy makers • The attachment of social policy areas to cultural policy • The social processes of cultural production within institutional settings • Access, participation and audience development in the arts • Issues of equality and diversity • Internationalisation and transnational exchange • Reception of art and culture • Institutional, historical and social frameworks for the making and displaying of art and heritage • Impact of arts and cultural work

We are also interested in projects developed through interdisciplinary approaches and supervision teams: • The management and governance of cultural sectors and institutions • Sustainability and relevance of business models for arts management • The impact of new technologies on arts management and cultural policymaking

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD


Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, one of three Queen's Colleges in Ireland, it became an independent university in 1908 and is the ninth oldest university in the UK. Today, Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

Queen’s is ranked 24th in the UK for Research Power (REF 2021/ Times Higher Education) with over 88% of research submitted by Queen’s has been assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent Power (REF 2021/ Times Higher Education). Northern Ireland has been named the safest region in the UK (UK …

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