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Graduate Diploma in Heritage Resources Management

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At a Glance

  • Credential: Graduate Diploma
  • Credits: 18
  • Next Start: Monthly

Heritage Resources Management identifies the elements of the past that a society defines as its heritage, then determines how to conserve and use them in a way that respects them as a public trust.

Q: Why take the Graduate Diploma in Heritage Resources Management?

A:

When you graduate, you will have a solid foundation in the general theory and established practice of the heritage field. You will also have a flexible graduate credential that creates many opportunities for further professional or academic pursuits.

Q: How long will it take to complete?

A:

Finish this program in as little as 2.5 years of full-time study, or work at your own pace to complete your requirements within 5 years.

Program Overview

Heritage Resources Management identifies the elements of the past that a society defines as its heritage, then determines how to conserve and use them in a way that respects them as a public trust.

Heritage practitioners work in different types of institutions and with different types of heritage resources, but they have many common concerns. These include conserving and managing heritage, and delivering interpretive programming and services.

Athabasca University's online Graduate Diploma in Heritage Resources Management (GD-HRM) stresses these common features while respecting the differences between practices. Our courses explore both the general and the specific through the study of:

  • general principles and approaches
  • case studies
  • situations representative of various types of heritage practice

This program includes a 400-hour practicum.

Why take the Graduate Diploma in Heritage Resources Management?

When you graduate, you will have a solid foundation in the general theory and established practice of the heritage field. You will also have a flexible graduate credential that creates many opportunities for further professional or academic pursuits.

Program details

The Graduate Diploma in Heritage Resources Management is an 18-credit online graduate program. You must complete 12 credits through Athabasca University. You may also need to take up to 4 undergraduate courses in foundational areas of heritage practice.

The GD-HRM program has continuous admission – you can apply at any time. Most courses are online grouped study with defined start and end dates.

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