• Offered by Research School of Humanities and the Arts
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Humanities
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Heritage Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Laurajane Smith
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2023
    First Semester 2023
    Autumn Session 2023
    Winter Session 2023
    Second Semester 2023
    Spring Session 2023
    See Future Offerings

This independent extended research project allows students to apply the conceptual and methodological skills they have developed in the area of cultural and environmental heritage to a particular research question or case study linked to their academic or professional interests.

Where the project involves travel outside of Canberra (including to other parts of the ACT), students will only be permitted to travel upon completion of ANU required documentation and the approval of all documentation by the relevant delegate.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. communicate concepts for a variety of relevant academic and / or professional purposes;
  2. apply theoretical ideas to case studies developed from personal observation;
  3. conduct data-collection and analysis for humanities research and museum work;
  4. write a research project that applies conceptual and methodological skills that addresses a particular research question or case study; and
  5. model best practice and have a commitment to ethical, reflective practice in regard to heritage studies.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Written assessment (or equivalent project-based work), (10,000-12,000 words) (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. The nature of the inquiry will be established at the commencement of the teaching period through a written proposal that will be developed in consultation between the student and supervising lecturer. This proposal is not summatively assessed (it has zero percent weighting) but is a compulsory hurdle requirement for completion of the course. (null) [LO null]

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Workload

260 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 12 hours of contact over 12 weeks of supervisory meetings; and
b) 248 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Masters of Museum and Heritage Studies MMUHS or VMUHS and completed 24 units of courses or be enrolled in an MPhil or PhD program. You will need to contact the School to request permission code to enrol.

Prescribed Texts

Nil

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
12 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1300 01 Jan 2023 20 Jan 2023 20 Jan 2023 31 Mar 2023 In Person N/A
1509 01 Jan 2023 20 Jan 2023 20 Jan 2023 31 Mar 2023 Online N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3233 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A
3783 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 Online N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3283 01 Apr 2023 21 Apr 2023 21 Apr 2023 30 Jun 2023 In Person N/A
3284 01 Apr 2023 21 Apr 2023 21 Apr 2023 30 Jun 2023 Online N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4307 01 Jul 2023 21 Jul 2023 21 Jul 2023 30 Sep 2023 In Person N/A
4308 01 Jul 2023 21 Jul 2023 21 Jul 2023 30 Sep 2023 Online N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6219 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A
6771 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 Online N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6263 01 Oct 2023 20 Oct 2023 20 Oct 2023 31 Dec 2023 In Person N/A
6264 01 Oct 2023 20 Oct 2023 20 Oct 2023 31 Dec 2023 Online N/A

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