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Postgraduate - Area of study

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

Public history offers vocational programs for historians and related professionals. They deal with working in public history, heritage conservation and management, museums and community or local history. Graduates may go on to work in the fields of commissioned history, heritage conservation and management, oral history, community history, museums and related areas.

The programs have excellent links with the heritage industry and professional historians working in these fields. The public history program draws on teaching strengths across the faculty, and students will have a number of opportunities to build professional networks through assessment tasks, including a period of supervises work experience. Specific research strengths in this area include historic conservation, the heritage movement's indigenous and colonial histories, especially of landscape and environment; and oral history, life stories and memory.

Units

For a list of units in this area of study refer to the requirements for courses listed under 'Relevant courses'.

Relevant courses

  • 2695 Master of Arts*
  • 0020 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.