Services for Business

Culture, heritage and languages


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The University of Leicester is home to two organisations which collaborate with the wider heritage sector to undertake research and consultancy.

University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) is an independent archaeological unit embedded in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, and undertakes a wide range of commercial and research archaeological projects all over the UK.

The Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG), part of our School of Museum Studies carries out commissioned research and evaluations, bringing theoretical and empirical rigour to cultural questions concerning the contemporary, historic and future museum.

Our academics in Archaeology, History and Museum Studies undertake research and consultancy work in the following areas:

  • Visioning exercises and strategic plans
  • Archaeological consultancy
  • Public engagement and audience development plans (for Heritage Lottery Fund bids, individual museums and heritage sites)
  • Audits of the history and heritage of a particular area
  • Heritage interpretation projects (for the redevelopment of buildings and regeneration areas)
  • Business histories (to help you promote and market your company)
  • Evaluation (of all scales of project)
  • Training for oral history and community archaeology projects

Our customers

  • Local authorities
  • Developers
  • Oil and petrochemical companies
  • British Council
  • UK and overseas government culture departments
  • English Heritage
  • Museum Trusts
  • Community Groups
  • Charitable Trusts and NGOs 

Languages and translation

Our language training courses cover a range of global languages. Your business could benefit from our existing programme of courses or we can create bespoke programmes to meet your specific needs. We also provide bespoke translation and interpretation services.


Our School of Education is a leading centre for educational research and research-informed teaching. Its work is focused on the following research themes:

  • Mathematics and science education
  • Leadership learning and change
  • Professional learning and teacher identity
  • Innovative pedagogies and reform
  • Education for social justice
  • Engagement and vulnerability in education
  • Language teaching, learning, and use

Our academics engage in consultancy around these topics to educational institutions and charities. We also offer CPD in these areas for teachers.

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