• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code CEHE-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Cultural and Environmental Heritage Specialisation

The management and protection of cultural and natural environments is a growing area of employment. Our course is grounded in practical and professional issues, contextualized within a critical understanding of cultural heritage policy, management and conservation.

Our staff are world leaders in the heritage field, edit the leading journal in the field and are at the forefront of the Critical Heritage Studies movement. We explore innovative issues such as social inclusion, community engagement, intangible heritage, tourism, Indigenous heritage, digital heritage and multiculturalism amongst others. An active intern program will ensure you are at the cutting edge of heritage practice.

Career opportunities

A Cultural and Environmental Heritage specialisation will advance your career in government and private practice in the areas of heritage/land management, specialist environmental and heritage advisory services. It will also provide students with the background necessary to undertake high level interdisciplinary research in this field.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. analyse, research, reflect on and synthesise complex approaches to heritage management, relevant public policy and heritage agencies and their relationships to societies
  2. evaluate significant debates, problems, controversies, concepts and theories pertinent to cultural and environmental heritage management and conservation
  3. develop critical understanding and engagement with the range of communities of interest in the heritage management process
  4. communicate and interpret knowledge and ideas to policy makers and to general and specialists heritage audiences
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ARCH8104 An Introduction to Cultural and Environmental Heritage

HUMN8027 Critical issues in Heritage and Museum Studies


12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

HUMN8006 Best Practice in Managing Heritage Places

HUMN8007 Cultural and Environmental Heritage Research Project

HUMN8008 World Rock Art: Global Perspectives on Rock Art Research

HUMN8010 Material Culture Studies

HUMN8018 Cultural and Environmental Heritage: Extended Research Project

HUMN8019 World Heritage: conserving cultural heritage values

HUMN8022 Physical Conservation of Historic Heritage Places

HUMN8033 Tourism, Heritage and Globalization

MUSC8004 Internship 1

MUSC8005 Internship 2

MUSC8020 Heritage and Museums Seminar Series

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