Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage
- CRICOS Code: 082253M
Where will this take me?
Heritage skills are in great demand throughout Australia and globally, including the Asia-Pacific region. The Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage is designed to complement existing professional skills in areas such as architecture, planning, archaeology and history as well as provide a pathway to a new career in the management, conservation and interpretation of heritage. It provides graduates with the cross-disciplinary skills to pursue careers locally and globally including:
- Government and non-Government heritage agencies
- Cultural and collecting institutions
- Heritage sites
- Municipal councils
- Private practices in architecture, landscape architecture and planning
- Social and urban planning and policy
- Public history
The Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage has been specifically designed around the University of Melbourne postgraduate coursework graduate attributes and the preparation of students to work in a professional heritage setting. The course will incorporate research-led teaching, problem-based collaborative learning, cross-disciplinary approaches to heritage methodology and theoretical approaches, engagement with professional experts, and a diverse student cohort. Graduates of the Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage will have high-level intellectual, analytical and communication capabilities enabling them to demonstrate leadership, a commitment to life-long learning, and integrity in professional heritage practice.
- Theoretical and applied knowledge of the core issues, histories and methodologies of urban and cultural heritage;
- Understandings of the range of methodological approaches to urban and cultural heritage across academic disciplines and within professional practice;
- Critical engagement with international contemporary practice in urban and cultural heritage as this relates to built environments and the social, cultural, and regulatory economic dimensions of heritage;
- Ability to interpret and analyses complex cross-disciplinary materials relating to heritage in order to develop sustainable and effective strategies to the challenges of heritage within the built and social fabric;
- Understanding of the conceptual and theoretical frameworks that guide urban and cultural heritage practice at national and international levels, and how these may be applied in particular contexts and locations;
- Knowledge of the complexity of heritage management, with particular reference to cross-cultural issues;
- Ability to communicate effectively within cross-disciplinary teams, and to take a holistic approach to urban and cultural heritage in the communication of heritage strategies and applications;
- Capacity to respond with initiative and to build upon key frameworks in relation to new situations and challenges in urban and cultural heritage;
- Ability to respond to the challenges posed by urban and cultural heritage through a cross-disciplinary framework that enables students to execute a substantial research and/or design project.