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Master of Cultural Heritage

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Award granted Master of Cultural Heritage
Cloud (online)No
Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code035511K
Deakin course codeA785

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Course overview

The Master of Cultural Heritage coursework degree will enable you to demonstrate, in your professional life, high level skills across a broad range of heritage practices. This course will help you to develop an extensive, cross-disciplinary knowledge of heritage principles and practice and an awareness of community sensitivities.

This course makes use of the trimester 3 so it may be possible to complete the course in 12 months of full-time study or two years of part-time study.

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Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage (A585)
Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies (A529)
Graduate Diploma of Cultural Heritage (A685)
Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies (A629)

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.


Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

To qualify for the Master of Cultural Heritage, a student must successfully complete 12 credit points of study comprising:

  • 4 credit points of core units and
  • 8 credit points of electives selected from the list of units below

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Course structure

Core units

Trimester 1

AIM723 Heritage Interpretation  


AIM708 World Heritage  

And one unit chosen from:

AIM701 Heritage, Memory and Identity  

AIM721 Museums: Context and Issues  


Trimester 2

And one unit chosen from:

AIM705 Conservation Management Planning  

AIM722 Collections and Movable Cultural Heritage  


Elective units

Trimester 1

AIM701 Heritage, Memory and Identity  

AIM704 Heritage and Sustainable Cultural Tourism  

AIM707 Introduction to Traditional Buildings  

AIM714 Cultural Landscapes  

AIM721 Museums: Context and Issues  

Trimester 2

AIM703 Introduction to Heritage Planning  

AIM705 Conservation Management Planning  

AIM709 Intangible Heritage  

AIM715 Virtual Heritage  

AIM722 Collections and Movable Cultural Heritage  

AIM727 Exhibitions  


Trimester 3

AIM718 Cultural Heritage and Museums Studies Field School, India  

AIM725 Heritage and Museum Strategy and Marketing  

AIM726 Heritage and Museum Operational Issues  

Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3

AIM712 Cultural Heritage Research  

AIM713 Cultural Heritage Research Project  

AIM717 Heritage in the Field  


You may gain relevant local or international experience through undertaking an approved placement, internship of field school through AIM717 or AIM718.


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8th June 2007