Higher Diploma (Archaeology)—full-time and part-time
College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
Archaeology is the study of past peoples and societies. By understanding how they adapted and changed over time, you as an archaeologist will gain insights into the development of the contemporary world.
This programme offers a thorough grounding in a variety of aspects of Irish and European archaeology, stretching from the first arrivals to the continent, to today’s society.
The programme is open to students with a NQAI Level 7 or Level 8 primary degree in any discipline (other than Archaeology) who wish to acquire an academic qualification in archaeology. A basic knowledge of and interest in Archaeology is desirable.
1 year, full-time
2 years, part-time
Next start date: September 2015
ECTS weighting: 60
Average intake: Unlimited
Closing date: You are advised to apply early, which may result in an early offer; see the offer round dates
Students will take a selection of twelve modules within the Second and Third Year BA programme in Archaeology.
Modules on offer include:
- Europe in the Bronze Age
- Hunters and Farmers in Early Europe
- Public Archaeology
- Interpretation in Archaeology 1
- Archaeology in Practice
- Landscapes of Cult and Kingship
- Irish Art from the early Iron Age to the 8th century AD
- Ancient Civilizations: the Rise of Complex Societies
- Debating Irish Prehistory
- Castles, Colonists and Crannogs 1100–1350
- The Development of the Castle in Medieval Europe
- Minor Dissertation
- The Making of Urban Landscapes
- Archaeological Approaches to Ritual and Religion
- Space, Place and the Irish Landscape
- Social Identities in the Past
- Gaelic and Colonial Society 1350-1650
- Directed Studies in Archaeology
- Palaeoecology- Reconstructing Past Environments
Applications and selections
Who teaches this course?
- Dr Stefan Bergh
- Dr Michelle Comber
- Dr Elizabeth Fitzpatrick
- Dr Carleton Jones
- Mr Conor Newman
- Dr Kieran O'Conor
- Ms Maggie Ronayne
Requirements and assessment
Find out more
T: +353 91 492 670
Fees for this course
EU (Total): €5,965 p.a. 2014/15 (inclusive of Levy)
- Tuition: €5,741 p.a. 2014/15
- Student levy: €224 p.a. 2014/15
Non-EU (Total): €13,250 p.a. 2014/15
EU Full time programme: €5,965 p.a.
EU Part time programme: €2,980 p.a.
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