Urban and Cultural Heritage

The interpretation, management and conservation of urban and cultural heritage is increasingly a matter of urgency and significance for global cities and communities. Challenges for heritage professionals include the pressures of rapid urbanisation; issues of economic and environmental sustainability; and social change.

At the Melbourne School of Design we take an international perspective on the heritage of building, cities and landscapes, with a particular focus on Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Our scholarship, across staff and students, examines contemporary and theoretical approaches to heritage policy, regulation and practice, new approaches to digital technologies and heritage, issues of heritage significance within historical and cross-cultural contexts, cultural heritage and its social and economic impacts, including tourism, and heritage reconstruction. Students have the option to undertake a research project or industry internship.

Unique features of our Masters program include a cross-disciplinary and integrated approach to heritage, internship opportunities, flexible course structures, and teaching by industry partners and outstanding researchers.


Find out about the coursework and research programs in Urban and Cultural Heritage: