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Geographical and Archaeological Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Cork, Ireland
This Geographical and Archaeological Sciences course at University College Cork will appeal to students interested in the past and present relationship between human societies and their environments, and issues relating to heritage management,the environment and sustainable living.
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Overview

Geography and Archaeology are closely related disciplines, concerned with concepts of time and space in relation to human culture and landscape. 

This BA in Geographical and Archaeological Sciences at University College Cork offers a broad foundation in both, with relevant teaching in the areas of computer science, earth science and environmental science. The aim is to provide you with a wide range of vocational skills relevant to Geography and Archaeology that are also transferable to other areas of employment.

The archaeology course will give you an introduction to this discipline, as well as a general survey of the archaeology of Ireland in its European context. The geography course will give you a foundation in cultural, economic and physical areas of the discipline.

You must take a computer science module focusing on internet applications, as well as courses that provide a basic introduction to earth science and environmental science.

Career

The course will be attractive to employers due to its multidisciplinary and skills-based design, in which you will develop a high level of critical thinking and problem-solving ability, an ability to analyse complex issues, and various technical competences that can be applied to different work situations. These include skills in computing and information technology, lab practice and fieldwork, basic research and report writing.

As well as being an exciting and interesting subject, archaeology is a professional career area, with varied and flexible employment opportunities at home and abroad. In Ireland, archaeologists work in the State heritage sector and local authorities, or as consultants working in the construction and infrastructure sectors.

Many geographers pursue rewarding careers in education, business, government agencies, and non-profit organisations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included: 

  • The Archaeology of the Viking Age; Scandinavia and the North Atlantic
  • Chalcolithic and Bronze Age Europe
  • The Archaeology of Early Medieval Ireland
  • Introduction to Environmental Archaeology
  • Human Remains for Archaeologists
  • Heritage Management and Archaeology
  • Introduction to Archaeological Fieldwork
  • Geoarchaeology Field School
  • The Iron Age in Western and Central Europe

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

  • Leaving Cert entry requirements: H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.
  • Mature students: Applicants should apply directly through the CAO, include a statement of interest, and must apply for and sit the MSAP test.  Approximately three places are available for mature students.
  • International Students should visit the International Education website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4340 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4340 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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