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Heritage Studies (Hons)

Atlantic Technological University

48 months
2487 EUR/year
954 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The BA Heritage Studies (Hons) from the Atlantic Technological University has an applied focus and is interdisciplinary in nature – linking heritage with history, geography, archaeology, tourism, genealogy, museum studies, folklore, literature, planning, computing, digital media, business and languages.


This Heritage Studies (Hons) programme from the Atlantic Technological University is particularly appropriate for students wishing to acquire a broader knowledge and understanding of the built, cultural and natural heritages of Ireland, Europe and the wider world.

It will also provide you with an understanding of the role that heritage resource management plays in the safeguarding of archaeological and historic sites, national monuments, architecture, artefacts, archives, cultural landscapes and identities, habitats, flora and fauna.

Students learn through a combination of lectures, tutorials, active learning, class discussions, film viewings, practical learning in computer and language labs, and online learning. There is also a strong emphasis on offsite teaching, with fieldtrips to heritage sites, museums and interpretative centres. Students can do a Work Experience module and can study abroad for one or two semesters.

Job Opportunities

Employment opportunities exist in the following areas:

• Arts administration

• Antiques and collectibles

• Archaeology

• Archives

• Business

• Charities and NGOs

• Civic trusts

• Civil service

• Community development

• Conservation and restoration 

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Learning and Innovation Skills
  • Irish & European History, 400-1200
  • Natural Heritage & Geography
  • Ireland's Linguistic Traditions
  • Computing & Information Systems
  • Irish & European History, 1200-1600

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The general minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement is a Grade O6/H7 or better in six Leaving Certificate subjects including English or Irish and Mathematics, two of which must be passed in higher level papers at Grade H5 or higher.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2487 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9950 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    954 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3819 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.

Student Contribution: €3,000/year

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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