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Bachelor of Heritage, Museums and Conservation - 215JA

Course Code: 215JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
CRICOS Code: 076968D
Selection Rank: 68.00
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

A unique grounding in culture and preservation

Embark on a unique opportunity of cultural discovery and protection. Our Bachelor of Heritage, Museums and Conservation is the only undergraduate course of its kind in Australia. 

And Canberra is the perfect city to do it with an abundance of world-class museums and cultural institutions at your fingertips. 

We approach the 3 related fields at an international level; looking at the development of heritage on a global, national and local scale, with a grounding in the Australia/Pacific region. 

You can choose to specialise in 1 area or opt to take an interdisciplinary approach to get a holistic understanding of all types of heritage in a social, cultural and an historic context. 

Study a Bachelor of Heritage, Museums and Conservation at UC and you will: 

  • have the unique opportunity to study cultural heritage in all its forms
  • get a solid grounding in the principles and practices of heritage, museums and conservation
  • look at the philosophical, ethical and practical issues of cultural heritage that arise from histories of colonialism and Indigenous ownership
  • get the technical, cultural and historical know how, as well as the practical skills needed in a diverse range of professional fields
  • enjoy group work, field trips, exhibition visits, and broad range of student activities that create a strong community amongst students. 

Study opportunities 

Career Options 

  • You will be ready for a broad range of interesting private and public sector roles.
  • Take on diverse roles in museums and galleries - from specialist conservators to curators and collection managers.
  • Become heritage site managers or specialist heritage consultants and advisors in private or public practice.
  • Consider also cultural policy and management, tourism, environmental policy and community development.

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Heritage, Museums and Conservation B HeritMuseum&Conserv

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Students will gain cultural and historical knowledge, as well as technical and practice based skills, which can be applied in diverse professional fields, particularly cultural heritage management, museums and conservation. 1. Communication
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries
2. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way
3. Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyze problems then formulate and implement solutions
4. Working independently and with others
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.
Students will acquire knowledge of the key disciplines for cultural heritage research (history, archaeology, anthropology) and the theory and philosophy of heritage, museums and conservation. Students will develop cognitive and creative skills in exercising critical thinking and judgment in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence.

Students will also develop communication skills in presenting clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
2. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way
3. Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyze problems then formulate and implement solutions.
Students will understand the key ethical and professional issues associated with cultural heritage, museums and conservation and develop initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making. 5. Professionalism and social responsibility
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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