24 months
32200 AUD/year
23400 AUD/year
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Study a Master of Heritage Studies at The University of Western Australia and you'll learn first hand by international experts, and have the opportunity to gain heritage experience from different parts of the world.

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Meet your research needs and increase your professional experience of heritage studies. Specialist heritage expertise is required by government, the business sector, community agencies, international organisations, museums, heritage agencies and national and provincial parks. Areas of specialisation include Indigenous or international heritage. 

Drawing on Australia's leadership and experience in developing socially engaged and responsible heritage practice, this postgraduate course covers all types of heritage and offers training in working with, caring for and sharing heritage. You will increase your knowledge in legislation, management, conservation, tourism, development, stewardship, sustainability, ethics and commodification.

About The Course

Heritage Studies is a cross-disciplinary strategic research area at The University of Western Australia providing increased research opportunities and capabilities for its students. 

You will be taught first-hand by international experts, have the option of gaining heritage experience in various parts of the world, take part in heritage study tours and undertake professional heritage work placements. Western Australia is heritage-rich, with 50,000+ years of tangible Indigenous heritage and vibrant intangible heritage traditions. This course is taught through the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education, and the School of Indigenous Studies.

Career Pathways

There are many career opportunities for graduates with expertise in heritage studies both in Australia and internationally. Your career could include roles in government, industry, non-governmental, mining companies, community organisations and tourism operators, adding diversity to your career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Working with Stakeholders
  • Debates in Contemporary Heritage Studies
  • Foundations in Heritage Management
  • The Business of Sustainable Heritage
  • Intangible Heritage 
  • Heritage and Development in Asia

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
82 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
64 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 083864J

  • a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  •  the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of a relevant major; 


  • a Graduate Certificate in Heritage Studies or Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 64400 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    23400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46800 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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