Program Introduction

Established in 2000, the Museum and heritage studies programme at Victoria University admits 10-12 students a year. It offers a graduate diploma, taught masters, MA and PhD programme. About 5-8 students graduate each year. The programme has close relationships with national institutions in Wellington such as Te Papa, the National Library, Historic Places Trust, and the History group at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and offers work placements in these museums and heritage organisations.

Degrees Offered

  • Other
  • Museum Studies Degree, Certificate, or Minor

Program Strengths

  • Historical Administration
  • Historic Preservation
  • Local/Community History
  • Material Culture
  • Museum Studies
  • Public Policy
  • Other

Credit Hour Requirements

See website

How Many Students are Admitted Annually

MA1-2; MMHS: 4-6


Financial Aid Available

None for International Students

Deadline To Apply

December 10

Internship Requirements

Required. 600 hours over Masters Degree, sometimes paid, closely managed.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
• Creative New Zealand
• New Zealand Historic Places Trust
• New Zealand Department of Conservation
• Auckland Museum
• Auckland Art Gallery
• Te Ara

Job Placement Assistance

Placements are managed by the programme.

Employers Who Have Hired Graduates from this Program within the Past Five Years

• Online Encyclopedia of New Zealand
• Te Papa
• Te Tuhi
• Adam Art Gallery
• OPUS International
• Coalfields Museum
• Archives New Zealand
• Napier City Council
• National Army Museum in Waiouru
• Objectspace, Auckland
• New Zealand History