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Undergraduate subject

Cultural Heritage

28 October 2023
Explore culture through objects ranging from art, film, photographs, books, and the built environment.


Cultural Heritage


If you are interested in galleries, libraries, archives, and museums, then this specialisation is for you. Explore culture through objects, ranging from contemporary art to archaeological remains to the built environment.

You will be able to look critically at our cultural heritage in Aotearoa, and apply these skills to international contexts.

Cultural Heritage

What will my study involve?

  • Study a range of cultures across the globe through different time periods.
  • Courses can include areas such as history, art, warfare, language, and religion.
  • Benefit from connections with local museums, art galleries, heritage archives, and libraries around Ōtautahi Christchurch, including internships.
  • Practical experience with artefacts dated from 2,000 BCE with the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, located at Te Matatiki Toi Ora | Arts Centre.

Cultural Heritage


Cultural Heritage specialisation

UC offers a specialisation in Cultural Heritage within the Bachelor of Arts. Specialisations group courses from different subjects into a central theme.

Each year, you will be able to choose courses that suit your interests in a particular culture, historical period, and society. In the final year, you will choose between practical heritage courses and an internship focused on your chosen areas.

The following courses are required throughout your degree:




Cultural Heritage

Career opportunities

A degree examining cultural heritage teaches you how history and culture has shaped everything we create. It prepares you for working with cultural and educational institutions, heritage conservation, or any sector which requires a high degree of multicultural competency.

Career pathways could include:

  • iwi engagement and development
  • curatorship
  • communications
  • art history.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.

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