Higher Certificate in Applied Archaeology

  • NFQ Level 6
  • Points Required N/A
  • Course Code
  • Award Higher Certificate
  • Duration 2

Course Summary


 This course is paused for the 2020 intake of Year 1. Archaeology will recruit again for the 2021 Academic Year.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO 2020 courses at ITSligo are available for download below:

This course will not recruit first year students in 2020

A science subject is not a requirement for this course

Career Opportunities

On completion of the BSc. Applied Archaeology you will be a qualified Archaeologist. Graduates from the programme work in a wide variety of workplace sectors. Graduates of this degree can find employment in a range of posts including:

  • Archaeological excavation and fieldwork
  • Archaeological surveying
  • Museums
  • Local Government (County Councils and Corporations)
  • Civil Service (National Monuments Service)
  • Lecturing at third-level
  • Research posts
  • Conservation (Historic Buildings + Artefacts)
  • Cultural Tourism and Heritage Management

Graduates may also choose to pursue postgraduate studies in specialised areas leading to Masters or Doctorate qualifications.

Further Study

On successful completion of the Higher certificate in Applied Archaeology/BSc.Applied Archaeology (Level 7) there is an option to progress to the BSc. Archaeology(Level 7) / BSc. (Honours) Applied Archaeology (Level 8) at Institute of Technology, Sligo and then to a research postgraduate qualification (MSc. and PhD) in Applied Archaeology.