Archaeology (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    17400 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    5873 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
Archaeology is an interdisciplinary social sciences subject, combining the intellectual, analytical and interpretative skills of the humanities (e.g. history and geography), the methods of social sciences and other scientific approaches (e.g. ancient DNA, bone chemistry). The University College Dublin is offering an Archaeology (Hons) programme leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree.

About

During the Archaeology (Hons) programme at University College Dublin, you can expect to gain a wide range of transferable skills. You will often work in teams to investigate problems, and you will develop critical thinking skills, gain an ability to manipulate and explain data and make connections between different types of evidence. You will also develop practical skills in report writing, image production and fieldwork. If you study Archaeology, we can promise you that you will see the world, time and the human condition itself in an entirely new way.

Many graduates have found employment within the archaeological profession, in consultancy, professional contract work, museums and education. Many more have used their transferable skills to become:

  • Business and industry entrepreneurs
  • Policymakers in arts and education
  • Journalists
  • Tourism leaders
  • Writers, actors, cultural critics

Graduate study opportunities in UCD include the MA and the MLitt/ PhD in Archaeology.

International Study Opportunities

The School has active teaching and research links with many overseas universities, including Erasmus exchange agreements in 10 European countries (including Germany, Norway and France). Non-EU exchange opportunities include the University of Western Australia and the University of Washington, USA. Work placement opportunities are offered in Ireland and overseas, including Europe and Southeast Asia.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, University College Dublin is a large (20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exploring Archaeology
  • The Prehistoric World
  • The Archaeology of the Historical World
  • Introduction to Archaeology of Ireland
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • Stone Age & Megalithic Europe
  • Christian, Islamic & Viking Europe
  • Celtic & Mediterranean Europe
  • The Evolution of Humans

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade A):

    200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Leaving Certificate: Passes in six subjects including English, Irish, a third language & three other recognised subjects. Two of the six subjects must be minimum HC3.

When submitting an application to the CAO it must be accompanied by the following documentation (or followed by the documentation if applying on-line):

  • Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results.
  • A certified English translation of qualifications not issued originally in English, in addition to the certified copies of the documents themselves.
  • In some cases, the final school report is also required.
  • Proof of proficiency in English language if not through school-leaving qualifications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17400 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5873 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5873 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1,100 - 1,800 EUR/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

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