Master of Cultural Heritage

Course summary for international students

Award granted Master of Cultural Heritage
Campus

Cloud (online)

Length1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

November (Trimester 3*)

* Trimester 3 intake for Cloud (online) mode students only.

Indicative annual fee 2015No fees defined
CRICOS course code035511K
IELTS Requirement

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Deakin course code A785
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

* Pipelining course.

Note:

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.

Cloud (online) studies

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.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

Communities and governments in the Asia-Pacific region are taking measures to protect their heritage before economic globalisation, rising land prices and insensitive planning decisions take their toll.  The course provides an integrated approach for those working in government agencies, private corporations, community organisations and in private practice in a range of professions, who seek to develop a broader understanding of and specialist skills in the cultural heritage industry.

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

AIM727Exhibitions

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.

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

To be eligible for entry into the Master of Cultural Heritage applicants require a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution or equivalent:

  • a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or
  • qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

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)

Credit for prior learning - general

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.

How to apply

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.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

Alternate 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)
 

Back to top