Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage

    • CRICOS Code: 082253M

    Course overview

    • 1 year full time / 2 years part time
    • On Campus (Parkville)
    • Available to domestic and international students.
    • Start Year Intake - March and Mid Year Intake - July


    Urban and cultural heritage is central to global cities today. The interpretation, management and conservation of urban and cultural heritage is increasingly a matter of urgency and significance for global cities and communities. Challenges for heritage professionals include the pressures of rapid urbanisation;  economic, social and environmental sustainability; and socio-cultural change.

    This unique cross-disciplinary and industry-oriented program is for students who are passionate about the social and cultural dimensions of built environments in the 21st century. The program takes an international perspective on the heritage of buildings, cities and landscapes. It explores key heritage issues from around the world, with a focus on Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. You will be introduced to skills and knowledge required to contribute to the burgeoning fields of urban and cultural heritage.

    The core subjects examine contemporary and theoretical approaches to heritage policy, regulation and practice; new approaches to digital technologies and heritage; issues of heritage significance within historical and cross-cultural contexts; cultural heritage and its social and economic impacts, including tourism; and heritage reconstruction. You will gain critical research and presentation skills in the analysis, documentation and management of heritage sites, landscapes and cultural practices.  You will have the opportunity to study a range of specialist electives, with the option to undertake a research project or industry internship. This course is suitable for students from a range of academic backgrounds and cultures.

    The Specialist Certificate in Urban and Cultural Heritage and Graduate Certificate in Urban and Cultural Heritage are available as exit awards for the Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage.