Master of Museum and Heritage Studies

Master of Museum and Heritage Studies and Master of Museum and Heritage Studies (Advanced) offers specialisations within the Master program:

  • Cultural and Environmental Heritage
  • Museums and Collections
  • Museum Education and Heritage Interpretation

The Master of Museum and Heritage Studies draws on our strong connections with Canberra’s leading cultural and collecting institutions to prepare you for an innovative career in this field. Our local and national links mean you’ll regularly hear from senior institutional staff in classes,  and can learn on the ground through our internship program.

Learn more

Listen to a recording of our leading academics and students talking about the benefits of studying a postgraduate qualification in the area ofHeritage and Museum Studies at ANU.

Further studies

Master of Museum and Heritage Studies (Advanced)

In this advanced option you complete a thesis instead of a semester of electives, which allows you to have a stronger research focus to your master’s qualification.

Career opportunities

Students within this program also have the unique opportunity to undertake internships with national, state and local museums, national cultural and collecting agencies as well as leading local, national and international heritage groups. In this way students link with existing museum and heritage projects within government departments, heritage consultancy firms, cultural institutions such as the National Museum of Australia, and many leading heritage bodies.

Professional outcomes

Museum and Heritage Studies equips students with skills in critical analysis, research, problem–solving and communicating with diverse audiences. The programs are designed to be tailored to your needs, whether you are already working in the sector and are looking for further professional development or are contemplating a new career in the sector and seeking greater critical, practical and academic knowledge of the area.
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