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Master of Cultural Heritage (Honours)

Course summary for current students

Award granted Master of Cultural Heritage (Honours)
Cloud (online)No
Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code061916F
Deakin course codeA786

Pipelining course from 2015.

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Course overview

The Master of Cultural Heritage (Honours) coursework degree extends the Master of Cultural Heritage course by adding a further 4 credit points involving research training, and a minor thesis.


It thus provides an avenue for those students wishing to continue on to PhD candidature.

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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)
Master of Cultural Heritage (A785)

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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

Note:  Students who commenced prior to 2013 to refer to 2012 Handbook A786 course entry for Course Completion Rules.


To qualify for the Master of Cultural Heritage (Honours), a student must successfully complete 16 credit points of study comprising:

  • 4 credit points of core coursework units, and
  • 1 credit point of research training (AIM712), and
  • 7 credit points of electives from the selected list of units, and
  • 4 credit points of minor thesis (15,000 words), (AIM731, AIM732).

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Course structure

Note:  Students who commenced prior to 2013 to refer to 2012 Handbook A786 course entry for Course Structure.


Core units

Trimester 1

AIM723 Heritage Interpretation  


Trimester 2

AIM705 Conservation Management Planning  


and two units chosen from:

AIM701 Heritage, Memory and Identity  

AIM708 World Heritage and International Heritage Practice  

AIM721 Museums: Context and Issues  

AIM722 Collections and Curatorship  


and one research training unit:

Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3

AIM712 Cultural Heritage Research  


Elective units

and seven units chosen from:

Trimester 1

AIM703 Introduction to Heritage Planning  

AIM704 Heritage and Sustainable Cultural Tourism  

AIM707 Introduction to Traditional Buildings  

AIM709 Intangible Heritage  

AIM714 Cultural Landscapes  

AIM715 Virtual Heritage  


Trimester 2

AIM727 Exhibitions  


Trimester 3

AIM725 Heritage and Museum Strategy and Marketing  

AIM726 Heritage and Museum Operational Issues  


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

Minor Thesis units

and two minor thesis units (4 credit points):

AIM731 Minor Thesis A  (2 credit points)

AIM732 Minor Thesis B  (2 credit points)



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