Master of Cultural Heritage

Deakin University

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

Develop the knowledge, research skills and practical experience to make a difference in the cultural heritage sector. Whether students want to work with collections, manage a museum or heritage site, or protect and interpret significant sites, landscapes or intangible cultural heritage, specific pathways through the Masters mean they can create a program that is right for them. Through this program, students will develop an extensive, cross-disciplinary knowledge of heritage principles and practice across many disciplines. Whether students are mid-career professionals consolidating their practical experience, looking for a change in career, or a recent graduate who'd like to work in museums or heritage organisations, Deakin's Master in Cultural Heritage provides a pathway into employment in this diverse and exciting field.

Designed for

Those working in a range of professions who seek to develop a broader understanding of and specialist skills in the cultural heritage industry


  • 16 credit points of study comprising: 6 credit points of core units
  • and 10 credit points of research and elective units.


  • Applied heritage project
  • Collections and curatorship
  • Conservation landscapes
  • Cultural heritage
  • Exhibitions
  • Heritage, development and Tourism in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Heritage interpretation
  • Heritage in the field
  • Intangible heritage
  • Introduction to heritage planning
  • Leadership in Museums and heritage organisations
  • Museums, heritage and society
  • Research
  • Understanding significance
  • Virtual heritage
  • World heritage and international heritage practice

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline or evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

Study pathways

A shorter course duration is available to students entering from a same discipline background. A 'same discipline' background award for this course is any tagged Bachelor degree (min 3 years) or Bachelor degree (min 3 years) with a major sequence in Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Sociology, Cultural Geography, Cultural studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Architecture, Planning or Landscape Planning. Alternative course exits A629, A585, A685, A529

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $42,832
International: $42,832
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Flexible Delivery

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