Why study the Master of Heritage Management

Heritage Management has developed into a major area of global scholarship, government regulation and industrial consultancy in recent decades. Embedded in a world heritage framework, MHM (16 unit) will provide graduates from archaeology, anthropology, history and cognate disciplines in planning and environmental management with "employer-ready" skills, meeting national expectations for entry into professional heritage practice. Taking advantage of UQ's existing strong expertise in research and consulting across the heritage spectrum, including our in-house consultancy UQCHU, MHM will focus on developing professional management skills and knowledge of the legal frameworks, processes and practices utilised in managing heritage places such as archaeological sites, landscapes, places of spiritual, and other cultural significance, and heritage buildings. Drawing on perspectives from archaeology, anthropology, history and other cognate disciplines. MHM students will put their knowledge into practice through fieldwork and applied research. An ethical approach based on sound research and communication skills will be emphasised throughout.
Please note that a 24-unit program is also available: MHM.


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Entry requirements


Approved bachelor (honours) degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5

Program structure


The courses offered in the Master of Heritage Management are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Heritage Management. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Heritage Management at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Environment Institute of Australian and New Zealand

Courses and Programs

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