Master of Cultural Heritage

Heritage Interpretation
Heritage Management
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Online Study






Shortest full-time duration

2 years

Available campus:

Melbourne Burwood Campus

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. If you would like to work in museums or heritage organisations, Deakin's Master in Cultural Heritage provides a pathway into employment in this diverse and exciting field. Supported by the high quality on-line learning system, CloudDeakin, our courses are very flexible, designed to allow you to study whenever and wherever you are.
Graduate career opportunities

A Master of Cultural Heritage leads to work in Museums, Galleries, Heritage institutions, Government, NGOs, Community organisations, Heritage consultancies, Private practice, Applied research and Academia.

Internships available as part of the course

Practical experience is key. You will have the opportunity to incorporate internships and international field schools in the course. There will be visits to museums, galleries and heritage places to encourage students to develop their professional skills and networks.

Post graduate study pathways

Graduates of the program may wish to consider a PhD within the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation. (


The minimum duration of this course can be reduced for applicants holding prior relevant qualifications or experience.