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.
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.
Participants who successfully complete the full programme of 15 credits will be awarded a Certificate in the Archaeology of Ireland. The Programme will also be available as single modules.
Key Course Information
Modules 1 and 2 are taught wholly online and we are now accepting applications (until August 18th 2023) to start at the end of September 2023. For Module 3, delivered in Semester 2, students have a choice between another online module (starting the end of January 2024) or a 2 week Field Module, delivered end of May/beg of June 2024.
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)
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 August 2024
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.
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.
For international students interested in the Certificate in Irish Archaeology, refer to the specific programme
Certificate in Irish Archaeology (International)
David Kenny Irish Student Testimonial (May 2020)
"The Online Cert in Irish Archaeology has been a fantastic learning experience. It is a crash-course through 11000 years of Irish history and prehistory delivered through a series of interesting, engaging, and highly illustrated lectures. Comprehensive course material is provided consisting of notes, e-books and the full resources if the ATU Sligo library - more than enough for the core course, as well as wider interests. Although online, the course has been very engaging with a good amount of chit-chat between participants from many backgrounds. Course lecturers, Shirley and Chris have been approachable from the outset, their expertise from both a theoretical perspective and field-work is of the highest order, but yet they have delivered the programme in a friendly, down-to-earth, and often witty, manner. I have been able to apply the course content in real-time in the assorted tourism and heritage work that I do. Extremely well worthwhile."
|Academic Year 2023/24 Fees|
|Module 3 Online Version||€550|
|Module 3 Field Version||€1250|
To help make the payment of fees more manageable for students who are self-funding their studies, tuition fees can be paid through payment instalment plans at ATU Sligo. For further information on instalment plans, please visit our Fees and Funding webpage.
If you apply and are approved for an online course at ATU Sligo, you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €250 to secure your place. Your deposit will then be credited against the course fees once you are registered as a student. Students at ATU Sligo are also eligible to claim tax relief at the standard rate for tuition fees.
For further information and guidance about Fees and Funding for online and part-time courses at ATU Sligo, click here.
If you are seeking to take your exams online, and you meet the eligibility criteria (overseas students and those with extenuating circumstances), an additional examinations fee will apply. For further information, please visit our Examinations webpage.
[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.