Museum Studies

There will be no new enrolments in this program.

Please refer to the new Museum and Heritage Studies table of units of study in the 2014 Postgraduate Handbook for unit of study availability in this field.
Museum and Hertitage Studies


Information for 2013


Master of Museum Studies
Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies
Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies
Master of Letters (Museum Studies)

Candidates for the Master of Museum Studies are required to complete 48 credit points, including 18 credit points of core units of study and 30 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies are required to complete 36 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study and 24 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies are required to complete 24 credit points, including 6 credit points of core units of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Master of Letters (Museum Studies) must complete the two treatise units of study (24 credit points) listed for the course.

Core Unit of Study
To be completed by all candidates.

Available in semesters 1 and 2
MUSM7033 The Museum Context

Core Units of Study for Graduate Diploma and Master of Museum Studies (Sydney only)
Available in semesters 1 and 2
MUSM7004 Internship/Placement 1 (Part 1)
MUSM7005 Internship/Placement 2 (Part 2)

Core Units of Study for Graduate Diploma and Master of Museum Studies (Hong Kong only)
MUSM7027 Internship/Placement

Elective Units of Study
Units are taught in intensive mode in the Hong Kong program.

Semester 1
MUSM7007 Museum Studies Dissertation (Part 1)
MUSM7008 Museum Studies Dissertation (Part 2)
MUSM7029 Communication and Education
MUSM7030 Exhibition Development
MUSM7031 Information and Collection Management
MUSM7033 The Museum Context
MUSM7036 Museums and the Digital
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates

Semester 2
MUSM7007 Museum Studies Dissertation (Part 1)
MUSM7008 Museum Studies Dissertation (Part 2)
MUSM7028 Artefact Studies
MUSM7030 Exhibition Development
MUSM7032 Museum and Gallery Administration
MUSM7033 The Museum Context
MUSM7035 Ethics of Cultural Property
ARHT6914 Art and Curatorship
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates

Core Units of Study for Master of Letters
Available in semesters 1 and 2
MUSM7025 M Litt Treatise Part 1
MUSM7026 M Litt Treatise Part 2