Deakin University

Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Earn a professional qualification that allows you to work in the diverse museum sector. When you enrol in the Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies at Deakin, you’ll learn how to identify, conserve and interpret objects and collections in museums and galleries and the role of museums within society. Today’s museums are evolving. They’re designed to be more accessible and increasingly interactive. As such, they’re attracting more diverse audiences every day. The Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies is designed to provide you with the range of hands-on skills and theoretical knowledge required to work in all kinds of museums. Some of the areas you’ll study include interpretation, collections and curatorship, cataloguing and documentation, and the ethical and legal implications of moving, acquiring or disposing of an object or collection. You’ll also look at the role and function of exhibitions, including budgets, planning, policy and audience involvement. Be ready to take the lead in your career and run exhibitions that engage the community and are meticulously organised behind the scenes.


  • 8 credit points of study comprising: 4 credit points of core
  • and 4 credit points of electives from a specified list


  • Cultural heritage and museum practice
  • Managing collections
  • Developing exhibitions
  • Museums, heritage and society
  • World heritage
  • Intangible cultural heritage
  • Digital interpretation
  • Applied heritage project
  • Digital curation
  • Project management
  • Managing arts in community settings

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree or higher OR at least two years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent) OR evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

Study pathways

Credit for prior learning will be granted in accordance with university policy

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) No
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $21,800
International: $30,400
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne Burwood.

Note that this course is offered to international students by off-shore external study only

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