• Toll free: 1800 258 5772

University of Auckland

Auckland , North Island ,New Zealand

Master of Heritage Conservation

This program, designed for both professionals and aspiring professionals, reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the heritage industry. You can choose to specialize in inbuilt heritage, or museums and cultural heritage. 

Built Heritage

Increase your knowledge of historic and modern buildings, how they were built, how to assess their heritage value and how they can be preserved or adapted in our contemporary world.

Museums and Cultural Heritage

Develop your understanding of museums and heritage practices in visual and material culture, with a focus on Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific.

Campus Information

City Campus

The City Campus is right in the heart of Auckland. You are within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs.


  • Feb
  • March

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

10 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

You can prepare for a career in the heritage industry, or upskill with a formal qualification if you are already working in the industry. You will gain knowledge of the principles and concepts of heritage conservation, an appreciation of relevant theory and practice, and a readiness to contribute to heritage conservation around the world.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Building technologist
  • Conservation consultant
  • Curator
  • Head of human history
  • Heritage consultant
  • Librarian or archivist
  • Local authority heritage adviser
  • Senior adviser with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

PSW Opportunity

You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa for up to 3 years.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Minimum program requirements

  • Normally this requires a completed bachelor honors degree or postgraduate diploma from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent postgraduate qualification from a recognized university (or similar) overseas.
  • An undergraduate degree
  • GPE 5.0