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