The Master of Heritage Studies aims to meet the needs of all those who wish to work in a field that intersects with heritage. Two areas of specialisation are offered: Indigenous Australian heritage and international heritage.
Drawing on Australia’s leadership and experience in developing socially engaged and socially responsible heritage practice, this degree covers all types of heritage and offers training in working with, caring for and sharing heritage. Issues of legislation, management, conservation, tourism, development, stewardship, presentation, sustainability, ethics and commodification are some of those covered.
Heritage Studies is an area of particular research strength at UWA. You will be taught by international experts, have the option of gaining heritage experience in China, take part in heritage study tours and undertake professional heritage work placements. Western Australia is heritagerich, with 50,000+ years of tangible Indigenous heritage and vibrant intangible heritage traditions.
The course is taught through the Faculty of Arts and the School of Indigenous Studies. The Faculty of Arts has over 3000 students studying across a broad range of disciplines in the humanities, cultural and social studies, languages and music. The School of Indigenous Studies teaches courses in Indigenous knowledge, history and heritage to Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, and provides the cultural and academic leadership, strong Indigenous student support and quality Indigenous knowledge, teaching and research, to enable the University to fulfil its Indigenous higher education objectives.