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HDip Archaeology

Graduate Taught (level 8 nfq, credits 60)
The Higher Diploma (HDip) in Archaeology is a one year (full time) or two year (part time) 60-ECTS credit degree programme. It is designed for people who do not have a previous qualification in archaeology but who wish to consider a postgraduate degree in the subject

The programme comprises the final two years of our undergraduate programme compressed into a single academic year. This includes:

Core modules on archaeological theory, methods, approaches to landscape and material culture as well as key issues in heritage management and Irish archaeology

Optional modules in areas including prehistoric and medieval archaeology, scientific archaeology and other thematic areas.

Production of a 10-credit independent research project.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No
The HDip is designed for students with little or no prior archaeological training, and will fast track you through the advanced stages (Levels 2 and 3) of our undergraduate programme.

Duration

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Number of credits

60

Careers or further progression

Following the HDip students are eligible to apply for the GDip/MA programmes in Archaeology. Alternatively, the HDip provides a strong basis for careers in archaeology, cultural heritage, tourism, government organisations, museums, as well as media, education, journalism, publishing, arts and cultural companies, environmental consultancy etc.

Further enquiries

Contact Name:
Angela McAteer
Contact Number:+353(0)1 716 8312

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Archaeology of Things ARCH20500
Archaeology of Landscapes ARCH20510
How Archaeologists Think: an introduction to archaeological theory ARCH20520
Supervised Research Project: Dissertation ARCH30100

Heritage Management ARCH30510
Archaeology and the Public: Past Meets Present ARCH30520

Stage 1 - Option

Environmental Archaeology ARCH20070
Stone Age & Megalithic Europe ARCH20200
Christian, Islamic & Viking Europe ARCH20530
Celtic & Mediterranean Europe ARCH20540
The Evolution of Humans ARCH20550
Combat Archaeology ARCH30170
Human Osteology ARCH30340
Archaeology of Food ARCH30360
Experiment Archaeology & Ancient Technologies ARCH30500
Early Medieval Europe: Social identity and Belonging AD 400-1100
ARCH30530
Wetland Archaeology ARCH30540
Archaeology of Minoan Crete ARCH30550
Adoption of Agriculture ARCH30560
Feudal castles and Gothic cathedrals: building medieval Europe, AD1000-1500 ARCH30600

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The Higher Diploma in Archaeology is designed for people without prior training in Archaeology but with an Honours Degree in another subject. It provides an introduction to key archaeological skills and concepts and a chance to follow pathways in prehistoric archaeology historical archaeology landscapes and environments or material culture studies.

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

HDip Archaeology FT (Z212)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

HDip Archaeology PT (Z213)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part Time
Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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