Master of Cultural Heritage

Course summary for current students

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

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.

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.

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)

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

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

Course structure

Core units

Trimester 1

AIM723Heritage Interpretation

Trimester 2

AIM708World Heritage and International Heritage Practice

And one unit chosen from:

AIM701Heritage, Memory and Identity

AIM721Museums: Context and Issues

Trimester 2

And one unit chosen from:

AIM705Conservation Management Planning

AIM722Collections and Curatorship

Elective units

Trimester 1

AIM701Heritage, Memory and Identity

AIM703Introduction to Heritage Planning

AIM704Heritage, Development and Tourism in the Asia-Pacific Region

AIM707Introduction to Traditional Buildings

AIM709Intangible Heritage

AIM714Cultural Landscapes

AIM715Virtual Heritage

AIM721Museums: Context and Issues

Trimester 2

AIM705Conservation Management Planning

AIM722Collections and Curatorship


Trimester 3

AIM718Cultural Heritage and Museums Studies Field School

AIM725Heritage and Museum Strategy and Marketing

AIM726Heritage and Museum Operational Issues

Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3

AIM712Cultural Heritage Research

AIM713Cultural Heritage Research Project

AIM717Heritage 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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