Postgraduate Programmes in Archaeology

Postgraduate GNSS

Visit the University's Courses Page for information on how to apply, entry requirements, career options and assessment. Archaeology at N.U.I. Galway has a strong commitment to graduate research and offers four graduate study programmes to suitably qualified applicants.

We offer our graduate research students extensive individual and group supervision. Technical support is being provided for fieldwork, and structured modules offer possibilities to upgrade practical skills in, for example, geophysical surveying (see: Archaeology Graduate Handbook 2017-2018).

Research Postgraguate Programmes

 PhD in Archaeology Lynda and Yolande Knowth Eastern Tomb Passage  MLitt in Archaeology Burren wedge tomb under excavation

Ph.D. in Archaeology

M.Litt. in Archaeology

Taught Postgraduate Programmes

MA in Landscape Archaeology Burren Wedge Tomb HDip in Archaeology Caheridoula

M.A. in Landscape Archaeology

H.Dip. in Archaeology

Graduate Research

Research Current, Lisanroo, Total Station

Research Completed

Current Graduate Student Research

Completed Graduate Student Research


The M.A. in Landscape Archaeology and the M.Litt. in Archaeology allow graduates with degrees which include archaeology to further their studies at graduate level. These programmes will provide students with more in-depth knowledge and understanding of the past. As part of the programmes students will acquire increased analytical skills, and you are  offered possibilities to learn valuable practical skills such as GIS, oral presentation and academic writing.

 MA in Landscape Archaeology Burren field-school MA in Landscape Archaeology Graduates‌ 

M.A. in Landscape Archaeology: Programme Structure

M.A. in Landscape Archaeology: Completed Dissertations

For graduates from disciplines other than archaeology, we offer a Higher Diploma (H.Dip.) in Archaeology to allow interested students to move into archaeological research.

Health and Safety

Download Archaeological Health and Safety and Fieldwork Risk Assessment Forms here:healthsafety