About this course
|Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage
|Year & campus
|2024 — Parkville
|Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
|Study level & type
|100 credit points
|12 months full-time or 24 months part-time
This unique cross-disciplinary and industry oriented program is open to graduates who are passionate about the social and cultural dimensions of the built environment in the 21st century. It introduces students to the integrated skills and knowledge required to contribute to the burgeoning fields of urban and cultural heritage, and is suitable for students from a range of academic backgrounds and cultures.
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 urbanization; issues of economic and environmental sustainability; and social change. Taking an international perspective on the heritage of buildings, cities and landscapes, the program will explore key heritage issues from around the world, with a particular focus on Australia and the Asia- Pacific region.
The core subjects in the Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage 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. Students will gain critical research and presentation skills in the analysis, documentation and management of heritage sites, landscapes and tangible and intangible cultural practices. Students also study a range of specialist electives, with the option to undertake a research project or industry internship.
Key Features of the program include the examination of:
- Heritage in a global context, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific
- Heritage and Digital Technologies
- Heritage, Natural Disasters and Reconstruction
- Urban and Landscape Heritage
- Heritage Interiors and Moveable Heritage
- Property, Construction and Heritage
- Cultural and Historical Heritage Significance
- Indigenous Cultural Heritage Urban and cultural heritage is central to global cities in the 21st century.
The program in unique in its approach, which includes:
- Cross-disciplinary and integrated approaches to heritage
- Professional skills development in heritage design, research, theory and presentation
- Industry Partners involved in Specialist Teaching
- Capacity for Research and Design components
- Heritage Internship available
- Flexible course structure, with multiple pathways
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.
Last updated: 30 January 2024