Master of Cultural Heritage

Course summary for local students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Master of Cultural Heritage

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Length1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Tel 03 9246 8100 

or 03 5227 1359

Course Director

Steven Cooke, +61 3 924 46827,

Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.

CRICOS course code035511K
Deakin course code A785

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.

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 2

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.

Trimester 2

And one unit chosen from:

AIM705Conservation Management Planning

AIM722Collections and Curatorship

Elective units

Trimester 1

AIM703Introduction to Heritage Planning

AIM704Heritage, Development and Tourism in the Asia-Pacific Region

AIM709Intangible Heritage

AIM714Cultural Landscapes

AIM715Virtual Heritage

Trimester 2

AIM705Conservation Management Planning

AIM722Collections and Curatorship


Trimester 3

AIM718Cultural Heritage and Museums Studies Field School

Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3

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.

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)

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