Postgraduate study in Museums and Cultural Heritage

What can you study in Museums and Cultural Heritage

You can study approaches to museums and heritage globally, with a particular focus on indigenous Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific.

Courses in Museums and Cultural History cover topics such as:

  • The history of museums
  • The politics of culture
  • Intellectual property
  • Public art
  • Curatorial practice
  • Tourism and heritage
  • Art writing
  • Colonialism
  • Writing history

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Museums and Cultural Heritage

A major in one of Anthropology, Art History, History, Maori Studies,
Museums and Cultural Heritage or Sociology or, in exceptional cases, such other subject as approved by the Coordinator of the Programme in Museums and Cultural Heritage.

Master of Arts in Museums and Cultural Heritage

120-point (one-year) MA

A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Museums and Cultural Heritage or, in exceptional cases, another subject as approved by the Programme Coordinator, or equivalent.

240-point (two-year) MA

A BA (or approved equivalent qualification) with a major in one of
Anthropology, Art History, History, Maori Studies, Museums and Cultural Heritage or Sociology, or, in exceptional cases, another subject as approved by the Programme Coordinator. You must have an average grade of B or higher in at least 45 points above Stage II in the major.

Structuring your specialisation in Museums and Cultural Heritage

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Museums and Cultural Heritage

Consult the BA(Hons) schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2018 BA(Hons) schedule for Museums and Cultural Heritage

Master of Arts in Museums and Cultural Heritage

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2018 MA schedule for Museums and Cultural Heritage

Master of Heritage Conservation in Museums and Cultural Heritage

Consult the MHerCons schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2018 MHerCons schedule for Museums and Cultural Heritage

Courses

Explore the courses you can take as part of a specialisation in Museums and Cultural Heritage:

Postgraduate courses

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying Museums and Cultural Heritage, you can contact a Postgraduate Adviser.