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  • Objectives
    The Master of Cultural Heritage (Honours) coursework degree extends the Master of Cultural Heritage course by adding a further 4 credit points involving research training, a minor thesis and a period of internship and/or international experience involving field work on a heritage site. It also provides an avenue for those students wishing to continue on to PhD candidature.
  • Entry requirements
    To be eligible for admission into the Master of Cultural Heritage (Honours) applicants require a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution or equivalent: * a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or * qualifications deemed to be equivalent. Graduate Entry: The criterion for admission is normally the completion of a relevant tertiary undergraduate degree equivalent to not less than three years of full-time study at a recognised university or higher eduction provider. Admission is based on a number of factors, including an average grade of Distinction or High Distinction in the undergraduate award and the availability of supervision in the proposed area of research.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Cultural Heritage (Honours)
  • Course description
    Fees and charges
    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

    Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
    Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

    *Indicative course fees should be used as a guide only. Deakin University assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. The indicative course fee is an estimate based on a typical enrolment a student may have for their first year of study in 2009 for their course. The indicative course fee is based on historical first year enrolments within the course, reflecting the discipline cluster of the units which may be studied within the course. The actual fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen. The cost of each unit can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php. Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services.

    Career opportunities
    Communities and governments in the Asia-Pacific region are taking measures to protect their heritage before economic globalisation, rising land prices and insensitive planning decisions take their toll. The course provides an integrated approach for those working in government agencies, private corporations, community organisations and in private practice in a range of professions, who seek to develop a broader understanding of, and specialist skills in the cultural heritage industry.


    Course rules
    To qualify for the Master of Cultural Heritage (Honours), a student must successfully complete 16 credit points of study comprising:

        * 3 credit points of core coursework units and
        * 1 credit point of research training
          AND
        * 8 credit points of electives from the selected list of units below
           
        * AND EITHER 3 credit points of minor thesis (15,000 words) and
        * 1 credit point of internship
          OR
        * 4 credit points of international experience involving an International Heritage Field Research Project

    Note: Students who undertake the Master of Cultural Heritage (Honours) in order to progress to a higher degree by research will be required to undertake the minor thesis and a period of internship.


    Course structure

    Core units

     

    Trimester 1

    AIM723 Heritage Interpretation  

     

    and two of:

     

    Trimester 1

    AIM701 Heritage and Development in the Asia-Pacific Region  

    AIM721 Museums: Context and Issues  

     

    Trimester 2

    AIM708 World Heritage  

    AIM722 Collections and Movable Cultural Heritage  

     

    Research training

     

    Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

    AIM712 Cultural Heritage Research  

     

    Minor thesis and internship

     

    Trimester 1 or trimester 2

    AIM728 Minor Thesis  

     

    Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

    AIM717 Heritage in the Field  

     

    International experience

     

    Trimester 1 or trimester 2

    AIM729 International Heritage Field Project  (4 credit points)

     

    8 credit points chosen from the following electives:

     

    Trimester 1

    AIM701 Heritage and Development in the Asia-Pacific Region  

    AIM707 Building Conservation Techniques  

    AIM716 Heritage and the City  

    AIM721 Museums: Context and Issues  

    AIM725 Museums: Strategies and Marketing  *

     

    Trimester 2

    AIM703 Heritage Law, Planning and the Property Market  

    AIM704 Heritage and Sustainable Cultural Tourism  

    AIM705 Architectural Conservation Practice  

    AIM708 World Heritage  

    AIM710 Shared Heritage: Issues and Perspectives  

    AIM714 Cultural Landscapes  

    AIM722 Collections and Movable Cultural Heritage  

    AIM726 Museums: Operational Issues  

    AIM727 Exhibitions  

     

    * Not offered in 2009.


    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
    For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide


    Admission requirements - specific

    To be eligible for admission into the Master of Cultural Heritage (Honours) applicants require a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution or equivalent:

     

        * a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or
        * qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

    Graduate Entry:

     The criterion for admission is normally the completion of a relevant tertiary undergraduate degree equivalent to not less than three years of full-time study at a recognised university or higher eduction provider. Admission is based on a number of factors, including an average grade of Distinction or High Distinction in the undergraduate award and the availability of supervision in the proposed area of research.

     
    Advanced standing - general
    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.


    Advanced standing - specific
    Applications for advanced standing will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.

    The Graduate Certificates of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies along with the Graduate Diploma of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies and Master of Cultural Heritage comprise a suite of fully articulated courses. Successful completion of a Graduate Certificate will lead to admission into either the relevant Graduate Diploma or the Master of Cultural Heritage with up to 4 credit points of advanced standing. Successful completion of a Graduate Diploma will lead to admission into the Master of Cultural Heritage with up to 8 credit points of advanced standing. Successful completion of the Master of Cultural Heritage with an average grade of Distinction of High Distinction will lead to admission into the Master of Cultural Heritage (Honours) with 12 credit points of advanced standing.


    How to apply

    Applications must be made directly to the university through the Applicant Portal referring to closing dates for applications as dates for particular courses may vary.

    Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.


    Alternate exits
    Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage (A585)
    Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies (A529)
    Graduate Diploma of Cultural Heritage (A685)
    Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies (A629)
    Master of Cultural Heritage (A785)
     

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