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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Master of Cultural Heritage

Develop the knowledge, research skills, and practical experience to make a difference in the cultural heritage sector. Whether you 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 you can create a program that is right for you.

Through this program, you’ll develop an extensive, cross-disciplinary knowledge of heritage principles and practice across many disciplines.

Whether you’re a mid-career professional consolidating your practical experience, looking for a change in career, or a recent graduate who’d like to work in museums or heritage organizations, Deakin’s Master in Cultural Heritage provides a pathway into employment in this diverse and exciting field.

Campus Information

Burwood

The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa Application outcome
35 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

This course provides an integrated approach for those working in government agencies, private corporations, community organizations, and in private practice in a range of professions. Typical job titles include heritage officer, heritage site or museum manager, interpretation officer, registrar, curator, public programs officer, researcher, and project officer.

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

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:

1-year full time (2 years part-time) – 8 credit points

Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor honors (AQF8) degree in a related discipline or
  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline, plus two years of relevant work experience or
  • Graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a related discipline or
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

1.5 years full time (3 years part-time) – 12 credit points

Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline or
  • Bachelor degree in any discipline, plus two years of relevant work experience or
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

2 years full time (4 years part-time) – 16 credit points

Admission is based on:

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

Mandatory student checks

Any unit which contains work-integrated learning, a community placement, or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check, or another check.

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.

  • Course Code: 084543G
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 62800 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A
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