Postgraduate

Master of Heritage Studies

Meet your research needs and increase your professional experience of heritage studies. Specialist heritage expertise is required by government, the business sector, community agencies, international organisations, museums, heritage agencies and national and provincial parks. Areas of specialisation include Indigenous or international heritage.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

There are many career opportunities for graduates with expertise in heritage studies both in Australia and internationally. Your career could include roles in government, industry, non-governmental, mining companies, community organisations and tourism operators, adding diversity to your career.
There are many career opportunities for graduates with expertise in heritage studies both in Australia and internationally. Your career could include roles in government, industry, non-governmental, mining companies, community organisations and tourism operators, adding diversity to your career.

Further Study

The Master of Heritage Studies will lay the foundation to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy.
The Master of Heritage Studies will lay the foundation to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2018
$45,800.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2017
$61,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$63,200.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

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.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Drawing on Australia's leadership and experience in developing socially engaged and responsible heritage practice, this postgraduate course covers all types of heritage and offers training in working with, caring for and sharing heritage. You will increase your knowledge in legislation, management, conservation, tourism, development, stewardship, sustainability, ethics and commodification.

About The Course

Heritage Studies is a cross-disciplinary strategic research area at UWA providing increased research opportunities and capabilities for its students. You will be taught first-hand by international experts, have the option of gaining heritage experience in various parts of the world, take part in heritage study tours and undertake professional heritage work placements.
Master of Heritage Studies

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2018
Locations
  • Perth
  • Offsite Placement
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 8 contact hours plus own study time
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 12530
CRICOS code
  • 083864J
Master of Heritage Studies
Status
  • Available 2018
Locations
  • Perth
  • Offsite Placement
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 8 contact hours plus own study time
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 12530
CRICOS code
  • 083864J
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Heritage Studies

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.