Certificate in Irish Archaeology (International – Online)

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Credits 18
  • Course Code N/A
  • Award Special Purpose Award
  • Duration 1 year

Course Summary


PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The online Certificate is an introduction to the archaeology of Ireland.  Choose one to three modules to add credits to your home degree. Or enjoy simply for interest.

Now Fully Online and Blended versions of the course. Complete the course from the comfort of your own home, or, in the second semester, come to Sligo for 2 weeks, meet your lecturers and fellow students and attend a series of live lectures and field trips to some of Ireland’s most spectacular archaeological sites.

 

Tomb 4, Carrowmore Passage Tomb complex, Co. Sligo; over 5000 years old (After Mike Bunn)

PROGRAMME/COURSE STRUCTURE

Modules 1 and 2 are taught wholly online and we are now accepting applications (until September 16th 2022) to start at the end of September 2022. For Module 3, delivered in Semester 2, students have a choice between another online module (starting the end of January 2023) or a 2 week Field Module, delivered May 29th to June 9th 2023.

Each of the online modules will entail a 1.5 to 2 hours weekly lecture and an equivalent time spent reading. The third online module will require a similar amount of time. Modules 1 and 2 are assessed through an online midterm and final exam. The third module, both online and field versions, will be assessed through the writing of 2 essays. 
This programme has also been designed for students who simply want to take a single module that may be of interest to them.

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Award

Participants who successfully complete the full programme of 18 credits will be awarded a Certificate in the Archaeology of Ireland. The Programme will also be available as single modules.

Key Course Information

Attendance Requirements

Modules 1 and 2 are taught wholly online and we are now accepting applications (until September 16th 2022) to start at the end of September 2022. For Module 3, delivered in Semester 2, students have a choice between another online module (starting the end of January 2023) or a 2 week Field Module, delivered May 29th to June 9th 2023.

Each of the online modules will entail a 1.5 to 2 hours weekly lecture and an equivalent time spent reading. The third online module will require a similar amount of time. Modules 1 and 2 are assessed through an online midterm and final exam. The third module, both online and field versions, will be assessed through the writing of 2 essays.

 

This programme has also been designed for students who simply want to take a single module that may be of interest to them.

For international students (outside of the EU/UK) interested in the Certificate in Irish Archaeology, please refer to the specific programme:  Certificate in Irish Archaeology (International)  

 

Course Overview

Study hours: Whether you are studying part-time online, blended or full-time online, it is very important that you allocate enough study time to your online course to stay focused, reduce stress and achieve your goals. For part-time online or blended learning, it is recommended that you should try to allow for 5-6 hours per week per 5 credit module to your studies.     Live Lectures: In Semester 1, both online modules are delivered live each week, on Monday and Tuesday evenings, from 7pm-9pm. The Semester 2 online module is delivered Wednesday evenings, 7pm-9pm. All live lectures are recorded and available on the module moodle page. Moodle pages will also contain the power point presentations and additional reading material.

Application Closing Date : 16th September 2022

Entry Requirements

All those with a Level 6 qualification in a related discipline are eligible to apply for this programme. It can also be taken as part of a recognised degree programme with the credits transferred to your home institution. Mature applicants need not have the above minimum entry requirements and acceptance will be based on individual applications. This programme is suitable for anyone with an interest in Irish prehistoric and medieval archaeology. For those looking for a professional qualification this programme is highly suitable for anyone working in the heritage or tourism sectors or for non-Irish archaeologists working in Ireland who would like some grounding in Irish archaeology. 

Career Opportunities

We are currently developing a number 15 credit Special Purpose Awards in Archaeology to be delivered mostly online or in a blended format, eventually leading to a Level 7 degree in Archaeology.

Further Study

Testimonials

Clara Taylor International (USA) Student (May 2020)

“I have always been interested in Irish history since my grandmother told me about her mothers’ memories of Ireland. When I was 14 I had an opportunity to do an Ambassadorship to the UK for the summer before I started high school. When I got back to the states I swore to myself that I would go back and take at least one class in Europe.

                My name is Clara Taylor and I go to school at the University of Arizona in the United States of American. I am getting a degree in BS in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeology and a minor in Library Sciences. The Irish Archaeology program has given a good starting point to learn more about the history of Ireland. I wanted to be a part of the Archaeology program in particular because there is so much that can be learned from what a group of people leaves behind. This program covers a lot of time in a very short period but this allows a student to find what part of the archaeological record they enjoy learning the most and gives them a starting point to go forward with their own studies. This is at least what the Archaeology Program has done from me. I now have a starting point for the time that interests me the most that I can now work towards in the rest of my academic career. I look forward to the study tour so that I can finally see the places that I have been learning about all term and experience for myself the beauty and wonder that I see in the photos of my textbook and lectures”.

Programme Fees

Fees  
Module 1 €550
Module 2 €550
Module 3 ( Online Version) €550
Module 3 ( Field Version ) €1250
   
Fully Online  €1650
Blended €2350

 

Course Format

Modules 1 and 2 are taught in the first semester, starting at the end of September. The online version of Module 3 will be taught in Semester 2, with classes starting at the end of January. Module 3, the Study Tour which comprises 2 week.  
Modules 1 and 2 Credits
Prehistoric Ireland, from Ice Age to Iron Age: 12,500 BC - AD 400 06
The Archaeology and Architecture of Medieval Ireland 400-1550AD 06
Module 3 Study Tour
Archaeology of Ireland two-week Study Tour: North-West of Ireland 06
Module 3 Online Version
Certificate in Irish Archaeology ( International Online ) 18
*Please note that the Study Tour will run subject to public health guidelines available at the time and may be impacted by the current global pandemic. You course co-ordinator will keep you updated throughout the Semester.