Master of Cultural Heritage

Course summary for current students

Year2015 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

Pipelining course from 2015.


Trimester 1 2015 commencing students to refer to 2015 course version.

Domestic students

International students

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

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

AIM709Intangible Heritage

AIM714Cultural Landscapes

AIM715Virtual Heritage

AIM705Conservation Management Planning

AIM722Collections and Curatorship


AIM718Cultural Heritage and Museums Studies Field School

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. 

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