Master of Museum and Heritage Studies

Postgraduate Coursework

The Master of Museum and Heritage Studies draws together museums studies and museology with heritage studies.

It examines how objects and heritage are managed and conserved both in the past and today, through the exploration of collections, cultural processes and the strategies that societies use to conserve, communicate, engage with heritage, both in place and in museums. It explores public engagement with museums and heritage, including sites of trauma, commemoration and memorialisation, and museums and heritage as components of economic and urban development strategies in many cities and regions around the world.

Completion of the Masters of Museum and Heritage Studies would normally qualify a student for employment in a museum or in the heritage industry. Completion of the Masters of Museum and Heritage Studies with an overall average mark of 80 percent or above and an average mark of 80 percent or above for the dissertation and research methods elective would normally qualify a graduate to apply for entry to a PhD in the Australian system and for consideration for a postgraduate scholarship.

Awards and Requirements

Master of Museum and Heritage Studies

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.
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Graduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies

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.
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Graduate Certificate in Museum and Heritage Studies

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.
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Program Director
Dr Annie Clarke
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The 2014 Postgraduate handbook is available online.