Master of Public History
Course code: 3077 ~ Course abbreviation: MPubHist ~ Total credit points required: 72 ~ 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts
Study mode and course location
On-campus (Caulfield; Clayton)
This course offers a vocational program for historians and related professionals. 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 program has 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 have a number of opportunities to build professional networks through assessment tasks.
Students successfully completing this course will have: 1. a sound knowledge of diverse aspects of the academic discipline; 2. an understanding of the world view of the field of study; 3. a critical appreciation of the secondary literature in the field of study; 4. a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study; 5. advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal; 6. advanced analytical skills; 7. a grasp of research methodology and ethics, and an ability to undertake a small, independent research project in one of the disciplines represented in the program.
Minimum pass grade
To graduate with the Masters, students must gain a credit (60 C) or above in core units and a minimum credit average overall.
Students complete 72 points consisting of 48 points at level 4 chosen from the list below and 24 points of core level 5 units. Note that not all units are available each year.
Compulsory level 4 units
Students must choose at least two from these compulsory units in consultation with the course coordinator:*
* Units are taught face-to-face at Caulfield or online, except for HYM4560 which is only taught online.
Level 4 electives (taught at Clayton)
Students must choose two elective units in consultation with the course coordinator:
Compulsory level 5 units
Students who have completed:
Dr Seamus O'Hanlon