Please be aware that we will not be accepting applications for the Graduate Professional Certificate in Cultural heritage Studies for the 2015-16 academic year.
We welcome applications from individuals with a strong commitment to informed and meaningful practice in all aspects of the cultural heritage sector. Admission is a competitive process, based on both grades from prior studies, and on evidence of related professional experience and achievements.You will meet and study with people who share your passion and commitment - and who will enrich your learning experience with their perspectives, their challenges and their insights.
The programs are designed for energetic, self-directed early to mid-career professionals working or involved with cultural heritage in such diverse settings as museums, cultural and interpretive centres, art galleries, historic sites, parks and landscapes, community planning and urban revitalization initiatives across Canada and around the world.
Once you have completed the GPC and/or GPD, you may be able to utilize some of the credits toward a graduate degree at the University of Victoria, with the permission of the academic unit.
Once you have completed your GPC and/or GPD, you may also be able to utilize some of the credits toward a graduate degree at the University of Victoria. To explore this option, you would need permission of the you should contact the unit directly and discuss how your interests and your coursework in cultural heritage studies dovetail with Master's or PhD program requirements.
The programs are also designed to enable graduate students dedicated to and involved with cultural heritage who are currently or planning to be engaged in related Master's and PhD studies at UVic to undertake concurrent degree/certificate programs in which selected certificate courses are transferrable to the degree with the approval of the academic unit. You will learn with people from the many diverse disciplines that comprise cultural heritage study and practice. Concurrent degree/certificate students can receive both a graduate degree and a graduate professional certificate upon completion of program requirements.
You can earn both a graduate degree and the graduate certificate by undertaking concurrent degree and certificate programs. This approach enables you to use some of the credits earned in the certificate toward your degree with the permission of the academic unit, with the proviso that no more that 50% of graduate degree units may be obtained through concurrent graduate certificate or diploma coursework. The following table notes shared course credits at the master's level that have been endorsed by UVic academic units.
|Program||Potential shared course units|
|Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
|Up to 4.5 units toward the MBA|
|Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Faculty of Education
|Up to 4.5 units MA or the MEd with the permission of the graduate advisor|
|Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies, Faculty of Education
|Up to 4.5 units toward the MEd in Leadership Studies|
|Department of History, Faculty of Humanities
|Department of History in Art, Faculty of Fine Arts
|Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities
|1.5 units, with additional 1.5 units subject to the approval of the graduate advisor|
|School of Public Administration
|Up to 3.0 units toward the MPA with the permission of the graduate advisor|
|Department of Theatre, Faculty of Fine Arts
|Up to 3.0 units toward an MA in Applied Theatre or Theatre History|
|Note: that other degree programs and other departments may be amenable to concurrent study arrangements by special arrangement. You are advised to discuss potential concurrent studies with the graduate advisor in your academic unit. Program staff will be happy to work with you and your graduate advisor to clarify partnership options.|
The graduate certificate and diploma programs allow Cultural Resource Management Diploma and Professional Specialization Certificate in Heritage Conservation Planning students and graduates to complete further study in the field of cultural heritage, provided you fulfill the admission requirements established by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and are admitted to the program.
If you have completed UVicâ€™s Diploma in Cultural Resource Management or the Professional Specialization Certificate in Heritage Conservation Planning in the past six years, you may apply to be admitted directly to the Graduate Professional Diploma in Cultural Heritage Management which begins in 2013. You must be admissible to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and admitted to the program. You must complete CH 560 Cultural Heritage Stewardship and Sustainability as a prerequisite your GPD coursework. If your studies in the Cultural Resource Management programs are only partially complete, you can make the transition to the graduate programs by transferring some of the credits earned in undergraduate studies. Learn more.
To be eligible for admission to the program, you must be admissible to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, as such hold a baccalaureate degree with a minimum B (5.0) average in the last two years (30) units leading to the degree. Applicants with four or more years of relevant professional experience whose grade point average is below B may be considered for admission as a mature student.
Admission deadline: Application submission for September 2015 entry will open on October 15th, 2014. The deadline for applications is March 15th, 2015.
Acceptance deposit: $350, paid directly to the Cultural Heritage Studies program. Due 4 weeks after your preliminary admission offer in order to secure a space in the program. This non-refundable deposit will be applied toward your tuition.
The documents required to start the evaluation of your application must be uploaded at the time of application. These include unofficial transcripts from all institutions you have attended (including UVic), a copy of your CV/Resume, your statement of intent, and any other supporting documents. Referees will be required to submit the assessment form and/or letter of reference directly to UVic.
For complete guidelines about the submission of documents, please visit the GARO website:
This program will be introduced in the 2014-2015 academic year, following the completion of the first cohort of the Graduate Professional Certificate in Heritage Studies.
Admission to the Graduate Professional Diploma (GPD) in Cultural Heritage Management is based on completion of the GPC in Cultural Heritage Studies, the Diploma in Cultural Resource Management or the Professional Specialization Certificate in Heritage Conservation within the previous six years, and with a minimum of a 5.0 (B) average. Applicants holding a graduate degree or certificate in museum studies or heritage conservation may also be considered. All applicants must be admissible to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Please note that HA 560 Cultural Heritage Stewardship and Sustainability is a prerequisite for applicants who have not yet completed the GPC program.
Further guidelines regarding the GPD admissions process will be made available in 2014. If you wish to be placed on the interested list to receive GPD program updates as they become available, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.