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Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies
Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies

Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies

  • ID:UWA610038
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have

(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;


(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;


(c) succesfully completed prior study in a field relevant to Heritage Studies; or

(2) completed a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies at UWA.

English Requirements

  • Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening 

  • IELTS (Academic) including IELTS for UKVI (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules)

  • PTE (Academic): Postgraduate Research Studies applicants: An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the reading and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the other sections.

Course Information

Heritage Studies is a cross-disciplinary strategic research area at UWA, providing increased research opportunities and capabilities for students. You will study both tangible and intangible heritage including natural, cultural and Indigenous heritage. You'll learn to understand heritage issues and to work with industries and governments to record, manage, protect and present heritage objects, places and traditions in partnership with communities. Western Australia is heritage-rich, with 50,000+ years of tangible Indigenous heritage and vibrant intangible heritage traditions. This course is taught jointly through the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education, and the School of Indigenous Studies.


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Course structure details


Take unit(s) to the value of 48 points:

  • COMM5200 Digital Advocacy (6)

  • HERI5101 Debates in Contemporary Heritage Studies (6)

  • HERI5102 Foundations in Heritage Management (6)

  • HERI5103 The Business of Sustainable Heritage (6)

  • HERI5104 Intangible Heritage (6)

  • HERI5105 Heritage and Development in Asia (6)

  • HERI5107 Working with Stakeholders (6)

  • HERI5109 Heritage Special Topic (6)

  • LAWS5175 Heritage Governance: from Global to Local (6)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

There are many career opportunities for graduates with skills in heritage studies both in Australia and internationally in government, industry, NGOs, mining companies, community organisations and tourism operators.

  • Academic

  • Anthropologist

  • Archeologist

  • Archivist

  • Conservation officer

  • Curator: museum and gallery

  • Historian

  • Chief executive

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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