36 months
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17900 GBP/year
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About

The combined Archaeology and Irish programme at Queen's University Belfast progressively develop general and specific knowledge and skills, through excavation, fieldwork, overseas fieldtrips, laboratory and practical work. 

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Overview

Archaeology explores a wide range of evidence that documents the human past - from artefacts, monuments and settlements to entire landscapes - and from these interprets how societies have adapted and developed. Modules focus on different periods of World, European and Irish/British archaeology, from human origins to modern times and heritage. 

The emphasis in Irish is on the modern language and culture. Students on this course will receive intensive tuition in the Irish language. A range of modules will provide them with a broad understanding of diverse aspects of Irish culture and society and include filmmaking, the short story, the novel, and modern poetry. 

The growth of Gaelic identity is also explored and insight into the country’s wider heritage is developed through the study of mythology, folklore and Scottish Gaelic.

A wide range of career options are available to our graduates including careers in commercial archaeology, survey, heritage management and many more, both within and beyond the heritage sector.

As well as the Joint Honours BA in Archaeology and Irish , Queen's offers Single Honours degrees in Archaeology (BA) and Archaeology-Palaeoecology (BSc) along with other degree programmes which combine Archaeology (the study of past human activities) with other subjects (Languages, History and Geography). All of those Single Honours and Joint Honours degrees offer a module pathway that is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) and University Archaeology UK (UAUK).

Career Prospects

Studying for an Archaeology and Irish programme at Queen's University Belfast will assist students in developing the core skills and employment-related experiences that are valued by employers, professional organisations and academic institutions. 

Graduates from this degree at Queen’s are well regarded by many employers (local, national and international) and over half of all graduate jobs are now open to graduates of any discipline, including Archaeology and Irish.

Although the majority of our graduates are interested in pursuing careers in archaeology-related areas (town and country planning, environmental impact, Land and Property Services [formerly Ordnance Survey]) and/or in the Irish-language sector, significant numbers develop careers in a wide range of other sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • All students on this degree programme normally take five courses per stage (a stage equals one academic year of full-time study), each covering a distinct theme, and one of which will be a double-weighted Irish-language module.
  • Themes covered in Stage 1 include the Irish language and an introduction to world archaeology.
  • Optional courses at Stage 1 explore, amongst other themes, Celtic mythology, European prehistory, Irish folklore, modern Irish literature, archaeological fieldwork techniques and the historic archaeology of Europe.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

A level requirements

  • ABB including Irish
Irish leaving certificate requirements
  • H3H3H3H3H3H3/H2H3H3H3H3 including Higher Level grade H3 in Irish
Graduate
  • A minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree, provided any subject requirement is also met

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17900 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4630 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4630 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) £4,630
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) £4,630
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £9,250
  • EU Other £17,900
  • International £17,900

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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