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Heritage Resources Management

Athabasca University

12 months
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Heritage Resources Management at the Athabasca University involves working with those things of the past – both intangible and tangible – that a society determines are of value and worth preserving.


  • Work in the heritage sector involves many different and specialized practices. These include the work undertaken at archives, at a huge range of museums, interpretive centres, historic places and heritage landscapes, and as part of some types of scientific and cultural activity. These many differences reflect the vitality and range of the contemporary heritage field. 
  • The University Certificate in Heritage Resources Management (HRM) at the Athabasca University is a comprehensive program of study that is designed for people who want a broad perspective on Heritage Resources Management, who wish to pursue careers or other involvement with heritage resources practice, or who are working or volunteering in the field and who wish to improve their skills in heritage practice.

Get practical knowledge about important issues and trends, including

  • planning historic places and cultural landscapes
  • interpretive programming and managing and maintaining exhibits
  • preventive conservation
  • making ethical decisions
  • the heritage policies of various Canadian governments
  • You will also benefit from a practicum that can be tailored to your interests and experience.

Programme Structure

Required Courses

  • Heritage Resources Management
  • Heritage Research
  • Heritage Collections
  • Heritage Policy in Canada
  • Conservation
  • General Principles of Planning Historic Places
  • Interpretive Programming
  • Professional Ethics in Heritage Resources Management
  • Heritage Certificate Practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

This program starts monthly.


30 alternative credits


  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no formal admission requirements for this program. All you need is to be 16 or older. You can enrol anytime and start right away, regardless of your previous education.
  • Please note: The UC-HRM program is designed for students who do not already hold an undergraduate degree. If you have an undergraduate degree, you may be interested in the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Heritage Resources Management

Tuition Fee

  • Course fees vary depending on your location and other factors.
  • You can estimate your total program cost by multiplying the cost of a 3-credit course by the number of courses you need to take for the program. Remember that tuition costs may increase each year.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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