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Culture and Environment

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

36 months
6950 EUR/year
250 EUR/year
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This Culture and Environment course from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology provides graduates with vital skills for the job market in the cultural, environmental and tourism sectors. 


The Culture and Environment course from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology provides students with a detailed knowledge of our culture (including history, archaeology, folklore and literature) and environment (including geology, ecology and the natural environment).  

It provides them with knowledge and skill required to work in tourism enterprises.

The cultural industries and the green economy are key growth sectors in Ireland and internationally.

You will learn in many different ways in the classroom, in our customised lab and through fieldtrips.

The students are actively involved in the Green Campus initiative and contributed to the Mayo Campus being the first IT campus in Ireland to be awarded the Green Flag.  We were also the first third level college in Ireland to be awarded the Green Flag for biodiversity.

Studying Culture and Environment programmes in GMIT Mayo Campus will allow you to:

  • Acquire key professional skills valued by employers
  • Acquire transferrable skills in digital media and communications
  • Prepare for a career in the fields of culture, environment and tourism
  • Gain employment in the public or private sector
  • Become self-employed
  • Progress to study at Master’s and Doctoral Level.

Career Opportunities

This programme will prepare you for careers which may include but are not limited to:

  • Education Officer
  • Teacher
  • Environmental Conservation Officer
  • Archaeologist
  • Museum Curator
  • Library and Archives Assistant
  • Rural Recreation Office
  • Green Schools’ Officer
  • Museum Documentation Assistant
  • Ecologist
  • Tourism Officer
  • Historian
  • Genealogist
  • Folklorist
  • Rural and Community Development Officer

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Irish History
  • Folklore, Folklife  & Oral History
  • Earth Science
  • Rural Development
  • Learning & Innovation Skills
  • PC Applications
  • Electives (Language or Business)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement for all Higher Certificates (Level 6) and ab initio Bachelor degrees (Level 7) is Grade O6/H7 or better in five Leaving Certificate subjects including Mathematics and English or Irish with a minimum of 160 points.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6950 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 250 EUR per year during 36 months.

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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Updated over a year ago

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