Museum and Heritage Studies

 

Graduate Certificate in Museum and Heritage Studies

Graduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies

Master of Museum and Heritage Studies


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
DG043 Graduate Certificate in Museum and Heritage Studies
DF049 Graduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies
DC077 Master of Museum and Heritage Studies

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is an advanced learning master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Certificate in Museum and Heritage Studies
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies
(c)
the Master of Museum and Heritage Studies
(2)
A candidate for the graduate certificate or graduate diploma may apply to progress to a longer course in this sequence, providing the candidate meets the admission requirements for that course. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria. In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications but whose evidence of experience and achievement is deemed by the Dean to be equivalent.
(2)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Museum and Heritage Studies requires:
(a)
a bachelor’s degree or higher award from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification. Relevant, recent professional qualifications and experience may be assessed as suitable for admission by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences under the provision for exceptional circumstances outlined in the Coursework Rule.
(3)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree with a major Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Cultural Geography, Cultural Studies, Education, English, Gender Studies, History, Indigenous Studies or other major with equivalent skills and knowledge base; and a minimum 60% average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
completion of the Graduate Certificate in Museum and Heritage Studies with a minimum credit (65%) average, or an equivalent qualification.
(4)
Admission to candidature for the Master of Museum and Heritage Studies requires:
(a)
bachelor's degree with a major in one of Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Cultural Geography, Cultural Studies, Education, English, Gender Studies, History, Indigenous Studies or other major with equivalent skills and knowledge base; and a minimum credit (65%) average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
completion of the requirements for the embedded Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies with a minimum credit (65%) average, or an equivalent qualification.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for these courses are set out in the Postgraduate Table of Units of Study for the Museum and Heritage Studies subject area.
(2)
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Museum and Heritage Studies are required to complete 24 credit points, including:
(a)
a minimum of 6 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
a minimum of 6 credit points of core elective units of study; and
(c)
a maximum of 12 credit points from elective units of study.
(3)
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies are required to complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
a minimum of 18 credit points of core elective units of study; and
(c)
a maximum of 18 credit points from elective units of study. With the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 6 credit points can be taken 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.
(4)
Candidates for the Master of Museum and Heritage Studies are required to complete 72 credit points including:
(a)
a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
a minimum of 18 credit points of core elective units of study; and
(c)
a maximum of 24 credit points of elective units of study. With the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 12 credit points of elective units can be taken from units of study outside those listed in the Museum and Heritage Studies subject area of the Postgraduate Unit of Study Table, including a maximum of 6 credit points from units of study offered by other faculties.
(d)
at least 6 credit points of capstone units of study.

7 Recognition of Prior Learning

(1)
Waivers and credit may be granted or the volume of learning may be reduced in recognition of prior learning.
(2)
Credit may be granted for up to 50% of course requirements for relevant incomplete postgraduate qualifications.
(3)
Candidates offered direct admission to the Master of Museum and Heritage Studies may be eligible for a reduction in the volume of learning of up to 24 credit points, subject to the following:
(a)
The maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 24 credit points for a qualification at level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework in a relevant discipline as defined by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(b)
The maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 24 credit points for relevant professional work experience deemed by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to have conferred a volume of learning equivalent to that of a Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline.
(4)
The maximum combined credit and reduction in the volume of learning for prior study granted to a candidate will not exceed 50% of the requirements of the course.

8 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree or graduate diploma may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this sequence, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

9 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2014.