NUI Galway


Course Name Archaeology
Course Provider NUI Galway
Course Code 1HDA1 1HDA2
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time
Location (Districts) Galway City
Qualification Letters HDip
Application Date Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

Course Instance(S): 1HDA1, full-time; 1HDA2, part-time.

When To Apply: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
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Duration 1 year, full-time, 2 years, part-time.
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Entry Requirements Minimum Entry Requirements The HDip 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. Applicants who do not have the required academic qualifications may also be entitled to apply under the university’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.
Number of Places 25
Course Content

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The Higher Diploma equips the student with core knowledge in aspects of prehistoric, medieval and modern Irish and European Archaeology. It also develops first-stage archaeological research skills in order to position the student to con...

Subjects Taught

Expand+The modules on offer include:

• People, Ritual and Death: Life in Early Prehistoric Europe;
• Interpretation in Archaeology;
• Gaelic Peoples: Identity and Cultural Practice;
• Castles, Colonists and Crannogs 1100–1350;
• Metal, Wa...

Careers or Further Progression Career opportunities
Graduates have found employment in various areas in the state sector and in the heritage and tourism sectors. Others have taken the course to continue their studies to Master’s level or through doctoral research.
Further Enquiries Professor Elizabeth FitzPatrick
T: +353 91 492 670
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