Museum and Heritage Studies

Master of Museum and Heritage Studies
Graduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies
Graduate Certificate in Museum and Heritage Studies

The Master of Museum and Heritage Studies will introduce you to the history and theory of museum and heritage practice. The course will be introduced to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences postgraduate coursework degrees in 2014.


Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Museum and Heritage Studies must complete 24 credit points including a minimum of 6 credit points of core units of study, a minimum of 6 credit points of core elective units of study and a maximum of 12 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies must complete 48 credit points including a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study, a minimum of 18 credit points of core elective units of study and a maximum of 18 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Master of Museum and Heritage Studies must complete 72 credit points including a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study, a minimum of 18 credit points of core elective units of study, a maximum of 24 credit points of elective units of study and a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study.

The unit of study information below is for the 2014 academic year.


Core Units of Study

To be completed by all candidates.

Available in semester 1
MHST6901 Museum and Heritage: History and Theory
MHST6903 Managing Collections and Heritage Sites

Available in semester 2
MHST6902 Museums and Heritage: Engaging Audiences

Core Elective Units of Study

Available in semester 1
MUSM7030 Exhibition Development
HRTG6901 The Idea of Heritage

Available in semester 2
MHST6915 Heritage Studies and Communities
MUSM7035 Ethics of Cultural Property
MUSM7036 Museums and the Digital

Elective Units of Study

With the permission of the Degree Coordinator, Graduate Diploma students can take a maximum of 6 credit points and Masters students 12 credit points as elective units from units of study outside those listed in the Museum and Heritage Studies subject area of the Postgraduate Unit of Study Table.

Semester 1
MHST6906 Internship Professional Placement *
ARHT6935 The Art Museum: Past, Present and Future
ARHT6953 Backstage at the Mitchell Library
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
COMP5114 Digital Media Fundamentals
GCST6901 Cultural Policy
JCTC6908 The Australian Jewish Experience
MMDE6001 History and Theory of New Media 1
SCLG6902 Doing Social Research
WMST6902 Arguing the Point

Semester 2
MHST6906 Internship Professional Placement *
ARHT6914 Art and Curatorship
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
COMP5114 Digital Media Fundamentals
HSTY6992 Monuments, Memory and History
JCTC6100 Sites of Trauma, Landscapes of Genocide
MECO6901 Dealing with the Media
MMDE6001 History and Theory of New Media 1

* Not available to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate, MHST6906-Internship Professional Placement is to be taken in conjunction with MHST6905-Internship Project

Capstone Units of Study

MHST6905 Internship Project
MHST6907 Dissertation Part 1
MHST6908 Dissertation Part 2