Landscape Archaeology

NUI Galway


Course Name Landscape Archaeology
Course Provider NUI Galway
Course Code 1AL1 1LA2
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, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Galway City
Qualification Letters MA
Application Date Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

1LA1 , full-time; 1LA2, part-time

Closing Date: No set deadline for receipt of applications. Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply as early as possible.
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Duration 1 year, full-time; 2 year, part-time.
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Entry Requirements Minimum Entry Requirements
A NQAI Level 8 degree in Archaeology awarded at Second Class Honours Grade 2 standard overall with at least a Second Class Honours Grade 2 in Archaeology or its equivalent in education and professional experience. An interview forms part of the selection process.
Number of Places The programme is offered subject to a minimum number of six registered applicants.
Course Content

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Drawing on a range of expertise in prehistoric and historic landscapes, the MA (Landscape Archaeology) offers an intensive one-year programme in landscape archaeology. The course provides a critical understanding of the study and interp...

Subjects Taught The course comprises the following main modules:

• Landscape Perspectives – theory of landscape studies;
• Interpreting Landscapes – reading archaeological landscapes;
• GIS and Landscape Archaeology;
• Managing Landscapes – archaeological landscapes and planning;
• Investigating Landscapes – methods and sources;
• Presenting Landscapes – field school;
• Dissertation (15,000 words).
Careers or Further Progression Career opportunities
Graduates are employed in many areas of the profession, while others choose to continue their studies through doctoral research. Graduates from this programme commonly find work with archaeological consultancies, in the state sector, with local authorities as well as in the tourist industry, and are usually engaged in landscape assessment, predevelopment assessment and excavations and other heritage-related matters.
Further Enquiries Dr Stefan Bergh
T: +353 91 492 052
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