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.
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.
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