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Interdisciplinary Studies - Heritage and Social History

24 months
2100 CAD/module
1868 CAD/module
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The Interdisciplinary Studies - Heritage and Social History focus area at Athabasca University will provide a unique opportunity for students to study theoretical and applied issues in heritage and social history using an interdisciplinary approach.


Participate in an Interdisciplinary Studies - Heritage and Social History online master’s program that integrates theories, methods and practices from the arts, humanities and social sciences.

With Athabasca University’s Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies - Heritage and Social History, you will learn to think holistically, critically and reflectively. You will find the connections and points of overlap between specialized and generalized knowledge. You will also learn problem-solving skills and policy-making strategies.

Learning outcomes

Combining the fields of social history and heritage studies, this focus draws on the strengths of the History and Heritage Resource Management programs at Athabasca University to offer an interdisciplinary approach to the study of social traditions and institutions and historical patterns, with an emphasis (but not an exclusive focus) on Canadian history and heritage. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Issues in Heritage Resources Management
  • Environment, Traditional Cultures, and Sustainability
  • Advanced Methods in Heritage Research
  • Industrial Heritage
  • Heritage and Risk Management
  • Architectural Conservation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Master of Arts – Integrated Studies (MA-IS) Program invites applications from candidates who possess a baccalaureate degree and strong analytical, writing, and critical-thinking skills
  • All students applying for admission into the MA-IS Program students must complete an Academic Writing Assessment as part of the application process.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2100 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2100 CAD per module during 24 months.
  • National

    1868 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1868 CAD per module during 24 months.


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