Master of Heritage Conservation

University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Qualification
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
Duration
Contact the university / college
Intakes
March
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 6,093
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 21,279

About this course

This programme is designed for both professionals and aspiring professionals. It reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the heritage industry. Students can choose to specialise in built heritage, or museums and cultural heritage.

Built Heritage

Students who specialise in this area will increase their knowledge of historic and modern buildings. They will study how they were built, and will be trained to assess their heritage value and how they can be preserved or adapted in our contemporary world.

Museums and Cultural Heritage

Students will develop their understanding of museums and heritage practices in visual and material culture, with a focus on Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific.

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. The university assesses each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

University of Auckland

Completed one of the following with a GPA of 5.0:

  • BE(Hons), BUrbPlan(Hons), BPlan or a postgraduate degree in arts, urban planning or architecture (Taught 120 points)
  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies or a Bachelor of Arts (Taught 180 points)

Another tertiary institution

Completed one of the following with a GPE of 5.0 from a recognised university (or similar institution):

  • Postgraduate degree in a related field (Taught 120 points)
  • An undergraduate degree in architecture, design or arts (Taught 180 points)

English language requirements

  • IELTS Academic Score: 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0

Curriculum

Depending on your entrance qualification you will enrol in either the 120 or 180-point option for your chosen specialisation. You can complete your programme either full- or part-time.

  • 120 point: full-time over two semesters, or up to eight semesters part-time
  • 180 point: full-time over three semesters, or up to twelve semesters part-time

Built Heritage

120 point

  • Core courses (30 points)
  • Research project (30 points)
  • Elective courses in Architecture, Anthropology, Art History, Sociology or Museums and Cultural Heritage (60 points)

180 point

  • Core courses (60 points)
  • Research project (30 points)
  • Elective courses in Architecture, Anthropology, Art History, Sociology or Museums and Cultural Heritage (90 points)

Museums and Cultural Heritage

120 point

  • Core course (30 points)
  • Dissertation (45 points)
  • Elective courses in Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, English, History, Māori Studies, Sociology or Museums and Cultural Heritage (45 points)

180 point

  • Core course (30 points)
  • Dissertation (45 points)
  • Elective courses in Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, English, History, Māori Studies, Sociology or Museums and Cultural Heritage (105 points)

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