The LAHP Placement Scheme aims to match the interests, skills and training needs of LAHP students with the needs and priorities of LAHP cultural partners, leading to a number of small-medium scale collaborative projects. Through a LAHP run process, LAHP students will be able to apply for research placement opportunities put forward by Cultural Partners.

Placements can be undertaken at times most convenient for all parties and there is no set structure for how the placement must be taken; students could, for instance spend 1 day a week or every day for 3 weeks on a placement, as is suitable for the project, the student and the partner.

These placements will enable students to develop, and support all kinds of interpretation and content for museums and galleries, engage the public in fresh and interesting ways, experience a working environment in a different sector from academia, discover new ways of working and new methodologies, and develop their employability skills.

Students must discuss placements with their supervisors before applying and must be in the middle years of their degree; placements must be taken before the end of the third year.

Below you can find the full list of the numerous Cultural Partners who have agreed to the LAHP Placement scheme, however we welcome expressions of interests for placements at other institutions with which students and supervisors have developed/intend to develop collaborations.

If your placement involves a substantial commitment, you can consider one of the following:

  • Interrupting for the period of the placement. Please note that during this period your stipend will be suspended, but your submission end date will be extended by the equivalent period
  • Applying to the Research Extension and Placement Fund which would extend your stipend payments but not your submission end date (please see the Research Extension and Placement Fund guidelines for details). For example, if your placement is undertaken over a period of 4 months, this would extend your funding end date by the equivalent 4 months, but not your submission date.

Placements must fall within the AHRC terms & conditions.

How to apply for a placement

As most of the Cultural Partners would prefer to work with you in identifying the projects for you to work on during your placement, please complete the form below and send it to to outline your proposal. The LAHP Office will then liaise with the relevant Cultural Partner and then put you in contact with a mentor there.

LAHP Placement Scheme – expression of interest form

LAHP Placement Scheme – agreement form (to complete once the placement has been agreed with the cultural partner)

If you would like to undertake a placement with a Cultural organisation that is not listed below, please contact the LAHP Office with a brief outline of your intended project in the first instance.


Latest placement opportunities available- click here


LAHP Placement event presentation slides

Placement opportunities at ULIP

AHRC International Placement Scheme


Here you can find the list of the numerous Cultural Partners who have agreed to the LAHP Placement scheme:

A M Heath British Film Institute British Library 
Cabinet Office Canal & River Trust Derek Jarman Lab
Eastside Community Heritage Dr Williams’ Library Foundling Museum
Freud Museum Guildhall Art Gallery Guildhall Library
Jewish Museum  Lambeth Palace Library Live Art Development Agency
Museum of Docklands Museum of London National Archives
National Gallery National Theatre Routledge
 Royal College of Physicians Royal Geographical Society Science Gallery – KCL
Science Museum Sir John Soane’s Museum Southbank Centre
Tamasha Theatre Company Tate Modern Tate Research
Victoria & Albert Museum Wasafiri