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|Award granted||Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies|
|Length||1 year full time or part time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||No fees defined|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||A629|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Pipelining course version from 2015
The Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies will provide you with the diverse skills and developed knowledge base appropriate to multiskilled work in all kinds of museums. This course gives you access to more subjects in museum studies than the related Graduate Certificate, and consequently is highly regarded as a professional qualification. The Museum Studies program will help you to become an independent, innovative and creative thinker; have a commitment to reflective practice in museums; have an understanding of best practice standards in museum work; competently undertake a range of museological techniques; demonstrate ethical leadership in your chosen field of museum activity; and have a commitment to continuous improvement. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies will lead you to entry to the Master of Cultural Heritage.
Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.
However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.
In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising:
|AIM721||Museums: Context and Issues|
|AIM722||Collections and Curatorship|
|AIM701||Heritage, Memory and Identity|
|AIM703||Introduction to Heritage Planning|
|AIM704||Heritage, Development and Tourism in the Asia-Pacific Region|
|AIM707||Introduction to Traditional Buildings|
|AIM705||Conservation Management Planning|
|AIM708||World Heritage and International Heritage Practice|
|AIM718||Cultural Heritage and Museums Studies Field School, India|
|AIM725||Heritage and Museum Strategy and Marketing|
|AIM726||Heritage and Museum Operational Issues|
Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3
|AIM712||Cultural Heritage Research|
|AIM713||Cultural Heritage Research Project|
|AIM717||Heritage in the Field|
Students can gain relevant local or international experience through undertaking an approved placement, internship or field school through AIM717 or AIM718.
Applicants should hold a pass degree with a major in a relevant discipline, from an approved tertiary institution; or an equivalent qualification.
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
|Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies (A529)|