Archaeology - Archaeological Excavation

University College Cork


Course Name Archaeology - Archaeological Excavation
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CKE18
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date 9 September 2019
Application Date

Expand+Applications for 2019 start dates will open on November 1st 2018.

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Duration 1 year full-time.

Lectures take place over six months (October to March), with an average of six hours per week. You will attend additional computer lab practicals in October and November, a two-day field survey exercise in October, and three one-day excursions in the following months. There is also mandatory attendance on a five-week training excavation in May.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+You will have an honours primary degree in archaeology or anthropology to second honours level from a recognised university or third-level institution, or a higher diploma in archaeology to 2H1 honours level, and sit a formal interview to establish m...

Course Content

The MA in Archaeological Excavation is a one-year taught course, offered on a full-time basis by the Department of Archaeology. Excavation is central to the practice of archaeology as an academic and professional discipline, with many emplo...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Modules (90 credits):

AR6004 Excavation Planning and Research Design (5 credits)

AR6005 Excavation Strategy and Practice (5 credits)

AR6006 Post-excavation Analysis and Interpretation (5 credits)

AR6007 Case-studies in Archaeological Exca...

Assessment Method The taught courses are examined by continuous assessment, with a combination of essays, projects, class presentations and fieldwork exercises. The training excavation is assessed by project work, while a research dissertation must be submitted at end of year.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+On completion of this course, you will be able to:

• Apply for excavation licences in Ireland

• Carry out historical research & cartographic analysis in advance of archaeological excavation

• Survey archaeological sites in advance of excavat...

Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Professor William O'Brien
+ 353 21 490 4045
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