Museum and Heritage Studies

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Due to a technical error, the availability of some units of study is incorrectly listed.
See the current students website ((Find a unit of study) for up-to-date information on sessions available.
The following units have been identified as impacted:

WMST6902
WRIT6000
WRIT6001

21/01/2022
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Museum and Heritage Studies

Master of Museum and Heritage Studies

Students complete 72 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a minimum of 18 credit points of selective units of study; and
(c) a maximum of 24 credit points of elective units of study
(i) with the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 12 credit points of elective units can be taken from outside the table, including
(ii) a maximum of 12 credit points from units of study offered by other faculties.
(d) at least 6 credit points of capstone units of study.

Graduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies

Students complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a minimum of 18 credit points of selective units of study; and
(c) a maximum of 18 credit points from elective units of study.
(i) with the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 6 credit points can be taken as elective units from units of study outside those listed in the table, including:
(ii) a maximum of 12 credit points from units of study offered by other faculties.

Graduate Certificate in Museum and Heritage Studies

Students complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 6 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a minimum of 6 credit points of selective units of study; and
(c) a maximum of 12 credit points from elective units of study.

Core

MHST6901
Museum and Heritage: History and Theory
6    N MUSM7033
Semester 1
MHST6902
Museum and Heritage: Engaging audiences
6    N MUSM7029
Semester 2
MHST6903
Managing Collections and Heritage Sites
6    N MUSM7031
Semester 1
MHST6904
Museum and Heritage: Objects and Places
6    N MUSM7033
Semester 2

Selectives

MHST6913
Indigenous Museums and Heritage
6      Semester 1a
MHST6914
Heritage Studies in Practice
6      Semester 2a
MHST6915
Heritage Studies and Communities
6      Semester 1
MHST6916
The Idea of Heritage

This unit of study is not available in 2022

6    N HRTG6901
Semester 2
MUSM7030
Exhibition Development
6      Semester 2b
MUSM7032
Museum and Gallery Administration
6      Semester 1
MUSM7035
Ethics of Cultural Property

This unit of study is not available in 2022

6      Semester 2
MUSM7036
Museums and the Digital
6      Semester 2
JCTC6100
Sites of Trauma, Landscapes of Genocide
6      Semester 2a

Electives

MHST6906
Internship Professional Placement Elective
6    N MUSM7004

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ARCL6902
The Archaeology of Athens
6      Semester 2
ARHT5902
Writing for the Art and Museum Sector
6   

Prior knowledge of writing for or experience in the art and museum sector is beneficial but not essential.
Semester 2
ARHT5908
The Business of Art

This unit of study is not available in 2022

6      Semester 1
ARHT6914
Working with Art: Objects in Focus
6      Semester 2
ARHT6935
The Art Museum: Past, Present and Future
6      Semester 1
ARHT6953
Backstage at the Mitchell Library

This unit of study is not available in 2022

6      Semester 1
ARHT6956
Indigenising Museums:Theory and Practice
6      Semester 2
ARHT6960
Contemporary Curating
6    N CAEL5032
Semester 1
GCST6901
Cultural Policy
6      Semester 1
JCTC6908
Exhibiting Jewish Australia
6      Semester 1
MECO6901
Media Relations
6      Semester 2
WMST6902
Arguing the Point

This unit of study is not available in 2022

6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
WMST6904
Modernist Cultural Studies

This unit of study is not available in 2022

6      Semester 1
ARCH9082
Conservation of Traditional Buildings
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students only need to complete either ARCH9082 or ARCH9083 to complete the core of the Master of Heritage Conservation degree. If students choose to attempt both units the second unit will be treated as an elective for the purpose of meeting the requirements of the degree.
Intensive November
ARCH9028
Conservation Methods and Practices
12      Semester 2
ARCH9081
Heritage Law and Policy
6      Semester 2
FASS7001
Academic English for Postgraduates
6   

Where students intend to complete both FASS7001 and FASS7002, they should undertake FASS7001 first then FASS7002. Do not enrol in both in one semester.
Semester 1
Semester 2
FASS7002
Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
WRIT6000
Professional Writing

This unit of study is not available in 2022

6      Semester 2
WRIT6001
Professional Editing

This unit of study is not available in 2022

6      Semester 1

Capstone

MHST6905
Internship Project
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
MHST6907
Dissertation Part 1
6    N MUSM7007

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
MHST6908
Dissertation Part 2
6    C MHST6907
N MUSM7008

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2