Dual Degree

Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany and Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia are internationally recognised as two leading institutions in the field of heritage education and among the first ones to integrate World Heritage aspects into graduate curricula. Following more than ten years of fruitful academic collaboration and in view of their common educational goals, the two universities developed in 2014 a Dual Degree programme together. This programme integrates the Master’s in World Heritage Studies (On-Campus) at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg and the Master’s in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies at Deakin.

How will you profit from the Dual Degree programme?

  • Benefit from the joint expertise of two sector leaders in heritage education
  • Broaden your qualifications through an enhanced curriculum that combines the academic strengths of each institution (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg: focus on the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, heritage management, integration of cultural and natural heritage, architectural conservation; Deakin: focus on the Asia-Pacific region, heritage interpretation, museum studies, intangible heritage)
  • Expand your professional perspectives through practical study projects organised in Germany and Australia
  • Gain international experience and exposure to both German and Australian learning values
  • Build strong cross-cultural communication skills
  • Be part of a wider network of heritage professionals


Upon completion of the Dual Degree programme, students will receive two degrees:

  • Master of Arts in World Heritage Studies from BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg
  • Master of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies from Deakin University