How to apply

Students interested in the dual award program should begin by enrolling in the Master of Cultural Heritage (A787). 

Expressions of Interest for the 2021 intake from Deakin will open in September 2020. The deadline will occur in November 2020.  Expressions of Interest should be sent to Kristal Buckley via email:

Please include the following:

  • Letter (1 page) expressing interest in the dual award, and briefly outlining the reasons for your interest/motivation in the program, including your career aims, dreams, plans – and why you hold them. 
  • Current Curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages)
  • Copy of the transcript of your previous studies. You will need this for your Deakin enrolment – but please send us a copy directly too. If your final marks have not yet been received, please send the current version.

You are welcome to talk to Kristal Buckley or  Dr Steven Cooke (Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies Programs Course Director – about the Dual Award program – or any of Deakin’s Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies courses: email one of us to make an appointment to chat on the phone or by Skype.

Some Frequently Asked Questions –

  1. Q: I am already studying cultural heritage and/or museum studies at Deakin – is the Dual Award program available to me?  A: No, the Dual Award is only available for students commencing their Deakin Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies course in 2021.
  2. Q: Can the Dual Award program be studied part-time? A: The Course Plan requires full-time on-campus study in Melbourne for the first two trimesters of study at Deakin, and while in Germany. Part-time study will be required in the second calendar year of the program.
  3. Q: Can I study for the Dual Award via the Cloud (off-campus)? A: No, on-campus enrolment is required for at least the first two trimesters of study at Deakin, and while in Germany. When returning to Australia to prepare the dissertation component and complete any remaining units, cloud/off-campus study is permitted but requires discussion with the Course Director.
  4. Q: Do I need to speak German to participate in the Dual Award? A: No, both courses are taught in English. However, Dual Award students will have opportunities to learn some German before their classes begin in Cottbus, or to take German language courses during their studies at BTU.
  5. Q: Does the Dual Award involve additional course fees? A: No additional course fees apply to the study period in Germany, although the costs of living in another country need to be factored in to your planning.
  6. Q: What is the timing of the Australian and German components? A: Deakin based Dual Award students will commence study in March 2021. The BTU period of study (Winterreise) is between October 2021 and February 2022. Returning Deakin students will generally start their dissertations in March 2022 (requiring two trimesters of study), although this depends on individual arrangements with supervisors.
  7. Q: What if I don’t take up an offered place in the Dual Program? A: If you decide not to take up a place in the dual award program or are unsuccessful in your application, you may continue your enrolment as a Melbourne (on-campus) or Cloud (off-campus) student, full-time or part-time, in the Master of Cultural Heritage or Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies. These changes can be made up to the end of Orientation Week in March 2021.
  8. Q: When can I enrol in the Master of Cultural Heritage at Deakin? A: Anytime! The on-line process is open, and straightforward to complete.







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