Learn how to protect and preserve the world's cultural, historical and natural heritage for future generations.

Introduction

The Master of Heritage Studies aims to meet the training needs of all those whose lives intersect with heritage, be this in the context of government, business, NGOs, international organisations, museums, universities, heritage agencies, national and provincial parks. Students can either specialise in Indigenous Australian heritage or international heritage.

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Course description, features and facilities

This degree covers all types of heritage and offers training in caring for and sharing heritage, issues of legislation, management, conservation, tourism, development, stewardship, presentation and sustainability.

Students will be taught by international experts, have the opportunity of gaining heritage experience in China, take part in heritage study tours and undertake heritage work placements.

Heritage Studies is an area of particular research strength at UWA and Western Australia is heritage-rich with 50,000+ year of tangible Indigenous heritage and vibrant intangible heritage traditions.

The Faculty of Arts is offering new domestic and international postgraduate students enrolling in this course for 2017 beginning of year entry a $2000 Technology and Travel Grant.

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Structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2017;
NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Take all units (12 points):

NSARCY5104Working with Stakeholders
NSHERI5101Debates in Contemporary Heritage Studies

Indigenous Australian Heritage specialisation

Take all units (36 points):

NS, S1, S2, SSINDG5101Indigenous Heritage Professional Placement (12 points)
S1, S2INDG5110Indigenous Heritage Dissertation (or Approved Equivalent) Part 1 (12 points)
S1, S2INDG5111Indigenous Heritage Dissertation (or Approved Equivalent) Part 2 (12 points)

Take unit(s) to the value of 48 points:

NSHERI5102Foundations in Heritage Management
NSHERI5103The Business of Sustainable Heritage
NSHERI5104Intangible Heritage
N/AHERI5106Heritage Study Tour (12 points)
NS, S1, SSHERI5109Heritage Special Topic
NSHIST5504History and Heritage
NSINDG5108Indigenous Heritage Special Topic
NSINDG5109Indigenous Heritage Study Tour (12 points)
N/ALAWS5175Heritage Governance: from Global to Local

International Heritage specialisation

Take all units (36 points):

S1, S2HERI5108Heritage Dissertation (or approved equivalent) Part 1 (12 points)
S1, S2HERI5110Heritage Dissertation (or approved equivalent) Part 2 (12 points)
NS, S1, S2, SSSOCS5101Social Sciences Professional Placement 1
NS, S1, S2, SSSOCS5102Social Sciences Professional Placement 2

Take unit(s) to the value of 48 points:

S2ARCT5505Conservation in Cultural Landscapes, Historic Towns and Urban Precincts
NSHERI5102Foundations in Heritage Management
NSHERI5103The Business of Sustainable Heritage
NSHERI5104Intangible Heritage
NSHERI5105Heritage and Development in Asia
N/AHERI5106Heritage Study Tour (12 points)
NS, S1, SSHERI5109Heritage Special Topic
NSHIST5504History and Heritage
NSINDG5109Indigenous Heritage Study Tour (12 points)
N/ALAWS5175Heritage Governance: from Global to Local
NSSOCS5911Fieldwork in Complex and Hostile Places Part 1
NSSOCS5912Fieldwork in Complex and Hostile Places Part 2

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Professional recognition

N/A

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Career opportunities

There are many career opportunities for graduates with expertise in heritage studies both in Australia and internationally.  Employment can be found in government, industry, NGOs, mining companies, community organisations and tourism operators to name just a few.

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Further study opportunities

Doctor of Philosophy

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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a)(i) a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of a relevant major;

or

(b)(i) a Graduate Certificate in Heritage Studies or Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent.

English competency

See the full list of English language requirements.

Please note: Requirements may be higher for some individual courses, where this is the case the additional requirements will be specified.

These pages are under review and are being updated.

How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

On this page

  1. How to apply
  2. Fees
  3. Contact us

How to apply

Apply online. Refer below for application dates and access to the Online Application System (OASys):

Fees

Refer to the Fee Calculator for up to date course and unit costs.

Contact us

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First Floor, Ken and Julie Michael Building
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Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009
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Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5pm (Western Standard Time)

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Master of Heritage Studies - Coursework and Dissertation: the details

Status
Available 2017
Locations offered
Offsite Placement, Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Internal
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
6 hours plus own study time
Standard full-time completion
2 years
Maximum time to complete
5 years
Contact details: course information
Arts Student Office
Arts building
postgrad-arts@uwa.edu.au
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+61 8 6488 2091
+61 8 6488 2853
Course code
12530
CRICOS Code
083864J
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