Courses and students

A researcher working in a lab at the Natural History Museum

Studying at the Museum gives you access to the collections, research, public engagement, skills training and education. 

In this student hub you can look at student opportunities, hear stories from current students and find out about student events at the Museum. 

Why study at the Natural History Museum?

We help train over 100 postgraduate students from different universities at any one time.

PhD projects

The Museum partners with academic institutions to offer a range of PhD research opportunities. 

Master's courses

The Museum offers Master's courses in partnership with universities.

The Graduate Centre

Get in touch with us. 

Our students

What's it like studying at the Museum? 

Student events

Get involved in events held for students at the Museum.

The Explorers Project

The Explorers Project at the Natural History Museum is a nine-month pilot scheme that aims to explore ways we can increase the number of people from marginalised ethnic backgrounds in natural history research and environmental professions.