Postgraduate
MA Landscape Archaeology

NUI Galway

Course Overview


Landscape change is of immense significance in modern Ireland, and is central to both archaeological research and contemporary cultural and natural heritage management.

From a discipline that is recognized internationally for its expertise in Landscape Archaeology, this MA offers a one-year, intensive education in landscape archaeology. From a foundation in landscape theory, the programme provides a critical understanding of landscapes, and their components, character and relevance to contemporary society. There is a strong emphasis on field-based learning in a wide diversity of archaeological landscapes around Ireland. Field Survey workshops form part of the programme, teaching the basics in manual surveying, total station survey and geophysical surveys, as well as structure-from-motion (SfM) photogrammetry and GNSS (GPS) survey techniques.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

12

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 15,550

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Landscape change is of immense significance in modern Ireland, and is central to both archaeological research and contemporary cultural and natural heritage management.
  • Graduates seeking employment after the completion of the course commonly find work in archaeological consultancies, in the State sector and in local authorities and are usually engaged in landscape assessment and surveys, pre-development impact assessments, and excavations.
  • Graduates are employed in many areas of the profession, while others choose to continue their studies through the medium of doctoral research.
  • There is a strong emphasis on field-based learning in a wide diversity of archaeological landscapes around Ireland.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

A NQAI Level 8 degree in Archaeology awarded at Second Class Honors Grade 2 standard overall with at least a Second Class Honors Grade 2 in Archaeology or its equivalent in education and professional experience. An interview forms part of the selection process.

English Requirements

Arts/Business/Law (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

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Career Prospects


Graduates are employed in many areas of the profession, while others choose to continue their studies through the medium of doctoral research. Graduates seeking employment after the completion of the course commonly find work in archaeological consultancies, in the State sector and in local authorities and are usually engaged in landscape assessment and surveys, pre-development impact assessments, and excavations.

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