Deakin University

Master of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies

Deakin University

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

The Master of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies allows you to specialise in the areas you want to take your career into. You’ll develop the knowledge, research skills and practical experience to make a difference in the way we engage with our past. Cultural heritage and museum studies at Deakin is the largest and longest running program of its kind in Australia, with over 40 years of experience.

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


  • 8 credit points of study comprising: 3 credit points of core units
  • up to 4 credit points of course electives units and a 1 or 2 credit point research capstone unit..


  • Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Sustainability and Human Rights in Heritage and Museums
  • Research Design
  • Heritage Practice: Conservation and Managing Change
  • Heritage Practice: Fundamentals
  • World Heritage
  • Digital Interpretation
  • Cultural Heritage and Museum Practice
  • Managing Collections
  • Developing Exhibitions
  • Applied Heritage Project
  • Museums, Heritage and Society

Standard entry requirements

  • Admission to study postgraduate coursework at Deakin is based on recognition of your professional experience and previous qualifications. Depending on your professional experience and previous qualifications, your course may be:Bachelor honours (AQF8) degree in a related discipline
  • Or Bachelor degree in a related discipline, plus two years relevant work experience
  • Or Graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a related 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

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) No
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $44,040
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne Burwood.

Course fee shown is indicative and actual fees may vary.

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