Colleges and Universities Offering Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology in Ireland

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology()
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Institutions Offering Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology

  • University College Cork University College Cork, Cork  
    Duration: 3 or 4 years

    Course Outline:
    Archaeology is an exciting subject that studies past human societies through the material remains they left behind, investigating important developments in the human story over a long period of time.

    The greater part of the human story is beyond the range of traditional historical methods and can only be studied using archaeological approaches to the ancient past.

    Archaeologists regularly collaborate with scientists working in such disciplines as botany and physics, analyzing environmental remains and dating ancient objects.

    Archaeology is a professional discipline, with numerous employment opportunities in Ireland and abroad.

    You can take Archaeology as one of four subjects in the First Arts course. You will be provided with a general introduction to the discipline of Archaeology in Year 1 so you will not need to have any particular background in this subject. You will also be introduced to the Archaeology of Ireland, spanning 10 millennia from the earliest human settlement of the island to the early modern era.

    Years 3 and 4 provide foundation and advanced training in Irish and European Archaeology, as well as a range of skills-orientated courses that are necessary for career development.

    Overall, the BA degree in Archaeology seeks to balance archaeological theory and culture history courses with those dealing with fieldwork and scientific approaches in the past.

    Year 1 Modules:
    AR1001 The Archaeology of Ireland in Context (15 credits)

    Year 2 Modules:
    The Development of Archaeological Thought; Introduction to Archaeological Fieldwork

    Chalcolithic and Bronze Age Europe; The Archaeology of Early Medieval Ireland; The Development of Archaeological Thought; The Archaeology of Later Medieval Ireland; The Iron Age in Western and Central Europe; Artefact Studies; Introduction to Environmental Archaeology; Human Remains for Archaeologists; Introduction to Archaeological Fieldwork; Heritage Management and Archaeology; Forensic Archaeology

    Year 3*/4 Modules:
    Research Dissertation; Professional Practice in Archaeology

    Landscape Archaeology; Ireland in the Third Millenium BC; Beyond the Celtic Iron Age: Ireland in the First Millenium BC; Viking Age Archaeology in Ireland and Britain; The Archaeology of the Early Irish Church; Late Iron Age Ireland and the Roman World; Archaeological Ceramics; The Industrial Archaeology of Ireland; Wetland Archaeology and Palaeoenvironments; Health, Diet and Disease in Early Societies; Professional Practice in Archaeology; Archaeo-palynology.

    * BA International students spend third year studying in an approved foreign university in a country of the student's major language or subject. They will return to complete their final year in UCC in Year 4.
  • Queen's University Belfast Queen's University Belfast, Belfast  
    Course entry requirements
    (i) A level requirements

    (ii) Irish leaving certificate requirements

    (iii) Access Course
    -Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 65%.

    (iv) International Baccalaureate Diploma
    -32 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level

    (v) BTEC Level 3 Extended/National Extended Diploma
    -QCF BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits at Level 3) with overall grades DDD

    RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 GLH at Level 3) with overall grades DDD

    (vi) Graduate
    -A minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree.

    (vii) All applicants
    There are no specific subject requirements to study Archaeology, although subjects as diverse as Art, Physics, Biology, Geography, Geology, Classical Civilisation, History, Chemistry, Mathematics or Languages have all been helpful in the past.

    English Language Requirements
    -An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component or an equivalent acceptable qualification, details of which are available at:

    If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.

    -Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
    -Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

    International Students - Foundation and International Year One Programmes
    INTO Queen's offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare international students for undergraduate study at Queen's University. You will learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre on campus, and will have full access to the University's world-class facilities.

    These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry.

    -The INTO progression course suited to this programme is
    International Year One
    -The INTO progression course suited to this programme is

    Course duration: 3 years (Full Time),6 years (Part Time)

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