Master of Heritage Studies (coursework or coursework and dissertation)

This course 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.

The course 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 are taught by international experts and 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 as Western Australia is heritage-rich with 50,000 plus years of tangible Indigenous heritage and vibrant intangible heritage traditions.

Course overview

Course title
Master of Heritage Studies (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
Award abbreviation
MHeri
Course code
12530
Course type
master's degree by coursework or by coursework and dissertation
Status
current / 2019
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
CRICOS code
083864J

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required
96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1.5 years - 2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 72 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
Maximum course duration
2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
Time limit
5 years
Delivery mode
multi-mode
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Benjamin Smith
Fees
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Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2019;
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 2020 or 2021.

Students may be required to take conversion units, up to a value of 24 points, as advised by the Faculty.

Take all units (36 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSARCY5104Working with Stakeholders
NSHERI5101Debates in Contemporary Heritage Studies
NSHERI5102Foundations in Heritage Management
NSHERI5103The Business of Sustainable Heritage
NSHERI5104Intangible Heritage
NSHERI5105Heritage and Development in Asia

Students in the Master of Heritage Studies by coursework only take units up to the value of 36 points from Group A.

Students in the Master of Heritage Studies by coursework and dissertation take units up to the value of 12 points from Group A and take all units from Group B (24 points).

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S2ARCT5505Conservation in Cultural Landscapes, Historic Towns and Urban Precincts
Incompatibility:
ARCT5582 Conservation in Cultural Landscapes, Historic Towns and Urban Precincts (GC)
N/AHERI5106Heritage Study Tour (12 points)
NS, S1, SSHERI5109Heritage Special Topic
Prerequisites:
24 points in Heritage Studies or by special permission of the course coordinator
N/AHIST5504History and Heritage
N/ALAWS5175Heritage Governance: from Global to Local
SSSOCS5200Digital Advocacy
NSSOCS5911Fieldwork in Complex and Hostile Places (12 points)
Prerequisites:
completion of 24 points of postgraduate study or approval by the unit coordinator. Students must submit a Researcher Profile Self-assessment prior to enrolment as part of an expression of interest in undertaking SOCS5911 Fieldwork in Complex and Hostile Places.
Incompatibility:
SOCS5912 Fieldwork in Complex and Hostile Places Part 2
NS, S1, S2, SSWILG5001Professional Development Practicum A
Prerequisites:
Master of Strategic Communications students: completion of 24 points of post graduate units and approval from the unit coordinator. All other postgraduate students:completion of 36 points of post graduate units and approval from the unit coordinator.
NS, S1, S2, SSWILG5002Professional Development Practicum B
Prerequisites:
Master of Strategic Communications students: completion of 24 points of post graduate units and approval from the unit coordinator. All other postgraduate students:completion of 36 points of post graduate units and approval from the unit coordinator

Students in the Master of Heritage Studies by coursework and dissertation take all units (24 points).

Note: Students must achieve 70 per cent or above in SOCS5003 Research Design to be eligible to enrol in the Master's dissertation units.

Group B
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSSOCS5003Research Design
Prerequisites:
for Social Research Methods students and Science Communication students : none; for other postgraduate course (International Relations, Strategic Communications, Asian Studies, International Development, Public Policy) students: completion of 24 points of their coursework, three core units and one option unit, and have achieved a 70 per cent WAM in those units.
S1, S2SOCS5551Master's Dissertation 1
Prerequisites:
Students must have achieved 70 per cent or above in SOCS5003 Research Design and have approval of the course coordinator to undertake this unit.
S1, S2SOCS5552Master's Dissertation 2
Prerequisites:
Students must have achieved 70 per cent or above in SOCS5003 Research Design and have approval of the course coordinator to undertake this unit.
S1, S2SOCS5553Master's Dissertation 3
Prerequisites:
Students must have achieved 70 per cent or above in SOCS5003 Research Design and have approval of the course coordinator to undertake this unit.

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/postgraduate/student-procedures'>student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. 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.

Admission ranking and selection

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

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 12230 Graduate Certificate in Heritage Studies (24 points)
  • 12330 Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies (48 points)
  • 12530 Master of Heritage Studies (96 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Heritage Studies course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points (maximum value) which include conversion units to a value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

(3) Students who have completed a bachelors degree with a relevant major as recognised by the Faculty are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent which is calculated based on—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Additional rules
Credit

13.

The Faculty may grant credit towards the course for units up to the value of 48 points including 24 points of conversion units in the case of students who have completed a relevant honours degree as recognised by the Faculty'