Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate Poulnabrone field-class

We offer archaeology at undergraduate level

 Castle Roche  Rathcroghan Mound Aerial Photo

Archaeology has played a central role in the social sciences in universities throughout the world, providing important insights to the story of humankind.  Archaeology provides you with interpretative, analytical and communication skills of direct value in a wide range of career paths, particularly in heritage-related professions.  Archaeology in NUI Galway is to the forefront of Irish archaeology producing quality graduates and postgraduates employed across the full spectrum of the heritage profession in Ireland and abroad.

The coming together of teaching and research makes archaeology at university a unique experience: we don’t just impart knowledge, we create it. Exciting discoveries by researchers in Galway about the lifestyles of the earliest farming communities, geophysics at the great royal sites like Tara, and the art and architecture of the medieval world, add an extra dimension to the teaching programme and ensure that students are exposed to cutting-edge research.

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Undergraduate Coursework Coversheet

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