Master of Philosophy - Creative Arts - Cultural Heritage Studies (By Research)

Curtin University

This professional research degree combines research and production with coursework. It is designed for practitioners intending to update knowledge of contemporary theory and current practice, recently graduated students developing their knowledge and skills in certain areas, current students continuing study for specific personal or professional goals, teachers and those intending to become teachers and students from overseas seeking creative and/or practical study opportunities in Australia.

Course Fee:

International: $74,600

Entry Requirements:

Specifically, applicants require a bachelor degree (or equivalent) with honours or a graduate diploma in a discipline relevant to a proposed research topic. Applicants are expected to have received the equivalent of first or upper second-class honours.


Master Degrees (Research) require students to undertake an approved research program leading to a thesis for independent examination; they may include advanced level coursework studies.

Subjects you can Study:

Cultural heritage studies

Study Pathways:

Credit for recognised learning may be approved for coursework components by the Head of School for students with a Bachelor of Arts, or equivalent, in a relevant area plus either a first-class or upper second-class honours degree, or approved equivalent, in the same area, or a graduate diploma, or approved equivalent, in the same area. Students must also have relevant and adequate research experience together with an appropriate practical and creative production record. Students without one or both of these requirements may be required to undertake appropriate bridging units.

Further information:

Curtin University course code: MR-CHERST. The Master of Philosophy (Creative Arts- Cultural Heritage Studies) is designed to facilitate and accelerate a graduate's progression from, for example membership to fellowship status since that conversion is usually linked to published and/or exhibited work.


The Master of Philosophy (Creative Arts- Cultural Heritage Studies) is designed to facilitate and accelerate a graduate's progression from, for example membership to fellowship status since that conversion is usually linked to published and/or exhibited work.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info No Full time 2 years
Bentley - main campus No info No Part time 4 years
Bentley - main campus No info No Online 2 years

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