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Archaeology (Hons)

University College Dublin

36 months
20500 EUR/year
6880 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Archaeology (Hons) 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.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • The normal closing date is 1 February.
    • Late applications are accepted up to 1 May except for categories of applicant (DARE, HEAR and Mature for most courses)


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

International applicants are required to present with 

IB 29 with Maths requirement (Standard Level 4 or Higher Level 3)


A Level (ABB / BBBD / BBB + D AS Level or equivalent combination) with Maths requirement (GCSE C or A Level E or AS Level D). 

Please refer to country-specific requirements and comprehensive English language requirements via our UCD Global website.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20500 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6880 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6880 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 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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