Certificate in Irish Archaeology (Online)

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Credits 15
  • 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. 

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 15 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.

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

For international students interested in the Certificate in Irish Archaeology, refer to the specific programme 
Certificate in Irish Archaeology (International)  

Testimonials

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 IT 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."

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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 weeks in Sligo, will be at the end of May/start of June.
Modules 1 and 2 Credits
Prehistoric Ireland, from Ice Age to Iron Age: 12,500 BC - AD 400 05
The Archaeology and Architecture of Medieval Ireland 400-1550AD 05
Module 3 Study Tour
Archaeology of Ireland two-week Study Tour: North-West of Ireland 05
Module 3 Online Version
Certificate in Irish Archaeology (Online) 15
*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.