Study postgraduate cultural heritage and museum studies

Gain real-world skills from industry experts and pursue a career you love.

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A world-class degree

The most established program in Australia

With 40+ years of teaching excellence, this is the largest and longest running program of its kind in Australia and one of the few courses developed and taught by cultural heritage and museum studies specialists. The Deakin research that informs the courses has been rated 'Above World Standard'.*

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  • Gain real-world skills from industry leaders

    Gain real-world skills from industry leaders

    Learn up-to-date knowledge from leaders in the sector. Our many affiliations with key industry bodies means you get unique work experience opportunities to ensure you graduate job-ready.

  • Love history? Get paid to pursue your passion

    Love history? Get paid to pursue your passion

    Explore culture in the context of social and political concerns. Whether you want to create exhibitions, protect cultural heritage or explore relics of the past, our courses provide the practical experience needed to launch a successful career.

  • Study with a leader in online learning

    Study with a leader in online learning

    With 40 years of experience in distance and online learning, we offer 100% online courses that are flexible and supportive.

Where can a postgraduate cultural heritage and museum studies take you?

More than ever, society seeks a better understanding of the past to shape our future. As a graduate of this course, you will gain insight into the crucial roles of museums and community engagement in preserving cultural history. Develop skills in this diverse field to mould your career. Learn about historical and cultural backgrounds and bring communities closer while ensuring that their narratives are respected, preserved and understood for future generations.

Maddi Moore

Master of Cultural Heritage**

Archivists, curators, and records managers

61,000 jobs by 2026^

Galleries, library & museum professionals

85,000 jobs by 2026^

Art professionals

611,000 jobs by 2026^

Maddi Moore

Heritage Advocacy Advisor for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

Your course options

Explore our suite of postgraduate cultural heritage and museum studies courses and be equipped for a range of exciting career opportunities.

Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies

Gain the skills and knowledge required to start your career in the cultural heritage and museum sector.

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Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies

Learn all about a museum's role in society and how to identify, conserve and interpret objects and collections in museums and galleries.

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Master of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies

Develop the advanced knowledge and research skills to make a real impact on an area of your choice within the cultural heritage and museum sector.

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Master of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies (Professional)

Develop the advanced knowledge and research skills to make a difference in the cultural heritage and museum sector and create a program that's right for you.

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