24 months
33500 AUD/year
23400 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Study a Heritage Studies program from 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. 


Heritage Studies is a cross-disciplinary strategic research area at UWA 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 Heritage Studies program from The University of Western Australia 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:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements


To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualfication, as recognised by UWA;
  • and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; and
  • successfully completed prior study in a field relevant to Heritage Studies; or
  • completed a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies at UWA.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    33500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 67000 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    23400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46800 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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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