Course Description



The course aims to equip participants with a sound knowledge of Ireland’s archaeological heritage from the earliest settlers to the medieval period. It consists of lectures, fieldwork and project work. The course offers a general introduction to the field monuments and material culture of some nine millennia of the Irish past.

You will be introduced to the discipline of archaeology, its historical development worldwide, theoretical perspectives and methodologies. You will also examine the archaeology of Ireland in general, and explore the prehistoric and historic archaeology of human settlement in their region.

This course will be running again in September 2020.


College Name NUI Galway – Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development
Course Category Archaeology, Humanities & Social Sciences
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Diploma
Course Location Galway, Ireland
Delivery mode Classroom based
Course Start Date 1st September 2020
Course Fee €970 p.a. (€1,470 p.a. Non-EU)
Course Duration 2 years, part-time
Course Times Thursdays 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Title of Awarding Diploma
Entry Requirements There are no specific entry requirements for the Diploma in Archaeology and no previous knowledge of Archaeology is required. Candidates who are 21 years or over on or before January 1st of year of entry may gain entry to the programme on the basis of mature years. Candidates under 21 years should meet the minimum matriculation requirements as outlined on our FAQs section.
Career Path Career opportunities exist in heritage and tourism, archaeological consultancy, museum, and education sectors.
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