Master of Cultural Heritage

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of Cultural Heritage

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code035511K
Deakin course codeA785

Offered to continuing students only

Course sub-headings

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.

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)

Course rules

Students 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

Course structure


AIM708World Heritage and International Heritage Practice

AIM723Heritage Interpretation

And one unit chosen from:

AIM701 Heritage, Memory and Identity (No longer available for enrolment, students to select AIM736 Museums, Heritage and Society as the replacement unit)

AIM721 Museum Contexts and Issues (No longer available for enrolment, students to select AIM736 Museums, Heritage and Society as the replacement unit)

And one unit chosen from:

AIM705Conservation Management Planning

AIM722Collections and Curatorship


AIM703Introduction to Heritage Planning

AIM704Heritage, Development and Tourism in the Asia-Pacific Region

AIM705Conservation Management Planning

AIM709Intangible Heritage

AIM714Cultural Landscapes

AIM715Virtual Heritage

AIM717Heritage in the Field

AIM718Cultural Heritage and Museums Studies Field School

AIM722Collections and Curatorship


Up to 2 credit points of electives may be selected from other Deakin postgraduate units with the approval of the course director.