Master of Museum and Heritage Studies

The Master of Museum and Heritage Studies offer three specialisations within the 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.

Our scholarship programs are designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and abilities, and we automatically consider applicants for some of them upon application. Applications for Semester 2, 2024 are now open and domestic applications close on 8 July, 2024.

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Key facts

1.5 years full-time
Semester 1 & 2 intake
Advanced option available

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UAC Code: 830072
CRICOS Code: 108331F

Career options

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.

Hear from our students

You can’t really know what a role involves until you actually do the job and give it a go. So I felt glad that I was able to do it at an early point in my degree.
Nicole O’Dowd , Master of Museum and Heritage Studies

My brilliant career

ANU made me feel happy, at peace, and I enjoyed every day of my life there.
Jiani Li , Master of Museum and Heritage Studies

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Fees, scholarships & apply

Tuition fees

Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.


ANU offers many scholarships both to overcome disadvantage and to recognise academic merit.

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