Universities and Colleges
Archaeology departments in Irish universities, and departments elsewhere offering relevant courses.
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, BELFAST -
Website of the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology. In addition to information on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, there is a
guide to the staff and notes on their current research projects and their publications. They specialise particularly in the archaeology of Ireland, dating and
environmental archaeology, and 'continue a long tradition of high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching with an emphasis on practical and
fieldwork techniques' with a Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork. QUB has an AMS radiocarbon laboratory, only the third such facility in the UK.
The UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN School of Archaeology site gives the usual
details of courses offered, along with a detailed guide to the staff, with their publications and research. There is a description of the
history of the School, and details of the Archaeology Society and the journal Trowel, edited by the postgraduate students.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK -
Information about the Department of Archaeology and the various courses available. Profiles of the staff and a FAQ on 'What is Archaeology?'
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY (formerly known as University College Galway) -
The Department of Archaeology's very practical and informative site with details of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, biographical notes and
photos of the staff, with lists of publications and a very detailed guide to current research.
TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN -
Archaeology is taught by the Classics department, so it is mainly the archaeology of the Greeks and Romans.
Irish archaeology is part of the Medieval History course. There are currently few details of this on the website.
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER -
Archaeology here is specifically maritime archaeology. The Centre for Maritime Archaeology (CMA) is part of the
School of Environmental Sciences, which is within the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences. The Centre is jointly funded by
the University of Ulster and the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. It is housed in the Centre for Coastal and Marine
Research, an interdisciplinary research centre, covering aspects of coastal and marine research including Quaternary environmental change, coastal
processes, coastal management, marine habitat mapping and maritime archaeology.
An MSc in Maritime Archaeology as a distance-learning degree is offered as a joint course by the University of Ulster and Flinders University in
Australia. The MSc is the only post-graduate qualification in Maritime Archaeology offered by a university on the island of Ireland. Details on
course content and application procedures are available from:
campusone.ulster.ac.uk or contact Colin Breen
(M.Sc. Course Coordinator) firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel (+44) 028-70-323093.
The UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK does not teach archaeology as such, but the associated Mary Immaculate College, a teacher training
college, offers a one-year M.A. degree course in Heritage Publication
. This aims 'to provide archaeologists, local historians and students interested in Irelandís heritage with a training in publication and presentation
skills in different media'. Topics covered range from PowerPoint to writing technical manuals and from typography to re-enactment. Another relevant
course in Mary Immaculate College is an M.A. in Local History.
There is no archaeology department, but there is a module on 'The Archaeology of Ireland down to
the Coming of the Normans' in the Old Irish course, and mediaeval archaeology is taught as part of mediaeval history. When visited in August 2010
the website was in need of updating, with many broken links.
The IT SLIGO BSc HONOURS IN APPLIED
ARCHAEOLOGY has now been running for a number of years, with our third group of graduates finishing this summer. Recent graduates have gone
on to complete Master's degrees, start PhDs and some are working in contract archaeology. We also have
a Facebook page.
The UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE offers an undergraduate Celtic Studies Certificate which
includes the archaeology of Ireland. The program also has an online scholarly journal eKeltoi.
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