Master of Cultural Heritage

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of Cultural Heritage
Campus

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.

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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

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

AIM708World Heritage and International Heritage Practice

AIM723Heritage Interpretation

And one unit chosen from:

AIM701 Heritage, Memory and Identity (Final year of offer 2014)*
AIM721 Museum Contexts and Issues (Final year of offer 2014)*

* Students to select AIM736 as the replacement unit.

And one unit chosen from:

AIM705Conservation Management Planning

AIM722Collections and Curatorship

Elective units

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

AIM727Exhibitions

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

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