Course Description

Archaeology of the Wild Atlantic Way (Certificate)

NUI Galway – Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development

The 1-year certificate Archaeology course is open to anyone with an interest in the past. You will explore the physical remains of Ireland’s past from along the western seaboard of Ireland, enhancing skills essential in teaching about Ireland’s past or providing narratives in the heritage industry. The course is delivered by leading experts in Irish archaeology and you will experience both academic and field-based learning.

Archaeology is the study of the material remains of past human societies. The discipline covers a remarkable span of time and investigates some of the most profoundly important developments of the past. The wide scope of archaeology, in time, space and methodology, is one of the features that makes the subject so attractive to professional and amateur alike. There is something to interest everyone – whether their interests lie in exploring ancient monuments, the study of artefacts, the history of technology, or simply in the rich heritage of Ireland’s past.

Galway, Ireland
College Name NUI Galway – Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development
Course Category Archaeology, Humanities & Social Sciences
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Award / Certificate
Course Location Galway, Ireland
Course Start Date 1st September 2023
Course Fee 969 (Non EU €1,469)
Course Duration 1 Year, part-time
Awarding Body National University of Ireland Galway
Title of Awarding Certificate
Entry Requirements There are no specific entry requirements for the Certificate 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 Career opportunities exist in heritage and tourism and in the museum and education sectors. The one-year timescale is particularly suited to professional enhancement. Who’s Suited to This Course It may be of particular interest, however, to those involved in heritage studies and tourism, and also first and second level teachers and others interested in the contribution of archaeology to education and local studies.
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