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 title
- Master of Heritage Studies (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework or by coursework and dissertation
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
- CRICOS code
- 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
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
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Benjamin Smith
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2018; |
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 2019 or 2020.
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):
|NS||ARCY5104||Working with Stakeholders|
|NS||HERI5101||Debates in Contemporary Heritage Studies|
|NS||HERI5102||Foundations in Heritage Management|
|NS||HERI5103||The Business of Sustainable Heritage|
|N/A||HERI5105||Heritage 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).
|S2||ARCT5505||Conservation in Cultural Landscapes, Historic Towns and Urban Precincts|
|N/A||HERI5106||Heritage Study Tour (12 points)|
|NS, S1, SS||HERI5109||Heritage Special Topic|
|N/A||HIST5504||History and Heritage|
|NS||LAWS5175||Heritage Governance: from Global to Local|
|NS, S1, S2, SS||SOCS5101||Social Sciences Professional Placement 1|
|NS, S1, S2, SS||SOCS5102||Social Sciences Professional Placement 2|
|NS||SOCS5911||Fieldwork in Complex and Hostile Places (12 points)|
Students in the Master of Heritage Studies by coursework and dissertation take all units (24 points).
|S1, S2||SOCS5551||Master's Dissertation 1|
|S1, S2||SOCS5552||Master's Dissertation 2|
|S1, S2||SOCS5553||Master's Dissertation 3|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The 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).
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 ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 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.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
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.
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
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'