12 months
25888 USD/year
5586 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Explore the theory and practice of heritage conservation and further your career with this taught postgraduate programme. The Heritage Conservation programme is offered by the University of Auckland. 

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This programme, designed for both professionals and aspiring professionals, reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the heritage industry. You can choose to specialise in built heritage, or museums and cultural heritage. The Heritage Conservation programme is offered by the University of Auckland .

  • Built Heritage

Increase your knowledge of historic and modern buildings, how they were built, how to assess their heritage value and how they can be preserved or adapted in our contemporary world.

  • Museums and Cultural Heritage

Develop your understanding of museums and heritage practices in visual and material culture, with a focus on Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific.

Where could this programme take you? 

You can prepare for a career in the heritage industry, or upskill with a formal qualification if you are already working in the industry. You will gain knowledge of the principles and concepts of heritage conservation, an appreciation of relevant theory and practice, and a readiness to contribute to heritage conservation around the world.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Building technologist
  • Conservation consultant
  • Curator
  • Head of human history
  • Heritage consultant
  • Librarian or archivist
  • Local authority heritage adviser
  • Senior adviser with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Programme Structure

Subjects available in this programme:
  • Built Heritage 
  • Museums and Cultural Heritage 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits

120 or 180


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Taught 120 points 

You must have completed at least a one-year postgraduate degree in a related field, such as (but not limited to) architecture, anthropology, art history, civil engineering, design, English, history, museums and cultural heritage, planning or sociology. Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and you will need a GPE of 5.0.

  • Taught 180 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in architecture or design, or an arts degree with a focus on relevant courses such as (but not limited to) anthropology, art history, English, history, sociology or museums and cultural heritage. Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and you will need a GPE of 5.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25888 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5586 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5586 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic students: NZ$7,782 – $9,565.20
  • International students: NZ$36,086

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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