Master of Museum and Heritage Studies (Advanced)

Australian National University ANU

The Master of Museum and Heritage Studies (Advanced) draws on our strong connections with Canberra's leading cultural and collecting institutions to prepare you for an innovative career in this field. Our local and national links mean you'll regularly hear from senior institutional staff in classes, and can learn on the ground through our internship program. Our academics are international leaders in research in the field, and the masters offers a range of specialisations in either museum or heritage studies. Within the museum specialisation you'll learn traditional curatorship and collections management, in addition to new areas such as such as social inclusion, citizenship and community engagement, social activism and museums, Indigenous curation and collection, and innovative visitor studies. The cultural and environmental heritage specialisation offers you the opportunity to analytically address and assess national and international policy and practices in the context of a critical framework that explores the political and social phenomenon and impacts of heritage and its management and conservation.

Course Fee:

Australian: $51,456
International: $73,440

Entry Requirements:

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6/7 and the approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis. All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students.


96 units: Students must complete 24 units towards a specialisation. A further 48 units of disciplinary courses, including minimum of 12 units of research courses, will be completed. The remaining 24 units are for the thesis.

Subjects you can Study:

Museum and heritage studies

Study Pathways:

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. Cognate disciplines Anthropology, Area Studies, Biological Sciences, Education, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, International Relations, Law, Language and Literature, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physiotherapy, Politics, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00120C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info No Full time 2 years
Canberra No info No Part time 4 years

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