GMIT Prospectus 2021/22

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History & Geography (Level 8) Bachelor of Arts in Culture & Environment (Level 7)

Code: GA887 Level: 8 Code: GA872 Level: 7

Mayo Campus

research posts in the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Marine Institute, and other agencies, forming environmental policy and as teachers of history and geography at second level. Graduates have also pursued careers in archaeology, family history and genealogy centres, libraries, the civil service, tourism enterprises and established their own businesses. Follow-on studies Level 6 graduates may progress to third year of the BA in Culture and Environment at GMIT Mayo. Level 7 graduates may progress to the Level 8 BA (Hons) in History & Geography (add-on) at GMIT Mayo. Level 6 & 7 graduate may also progress to related programmes in GMIT or other institutes. There is a range of post-graduate opportunities for our Level 8 graduates. Graduates of the programme are eligible to apply for the Professional Master of Education. In addition, graduates have progressed to post-graduate study at Masters and Doctoral level in areas including History, Archaeology, Rural Development, Architectural Conservation, Arts and Heritage Management, Medieval Studies and GIS.

Why study History & Geography or Culture & Environment? These programmes provide top quality teaching, leading to awards of the highest standard and will appeal to those with an interest in history, geography, archaeology, or wildlife. They provide graduates with a range of transferable skills in digital media, mapping and communications that are valued by employers. You will learn in many ways in the classroom, in our customised lab, through practical sessions and field trips with a particular focus on history and geography throughout. You will also have the opportunity to undertake work experience with a relevant host organisation.

What will I study?

Year 1: • Irish History

Year 2: • Local History • Archaeology • Natural Environment • Society & Nature • Genealogy • Digital Media • Work Experience

• Folklore & Folklife • Rural Development • Earth Science • PC Applications

• Learning & Innovation Skills • Elective Choice of Language or Management & Marketing.

• Elective Choice of Language or Accounting/Marketing Practice.

Student experience

Year 3: • European History

Year 4: • European History • Geographical Information Systems • Imagining Ireland • Archaeology • Modernism • Dissertation • Environmental Management & Sustainability, Tourism.

Liam Loftus I graduated in 2013 and have found my degree to be a great benefit to finding work both at home and abroad. I have worked for the Raincoast Organisation mapping GIS data and as a park ranger for British Columbia parks Canada. Since returning to Ireland I have worked as a field surveyor for BirdWatch Ireland on the Breeding Wader

• Ecology • Tourism

• Built Environment • Research Methods

• Digital Mapping • Elective Choice of Literature, Marketing, Management or Language.

and Curlew survey 2017. I currently work as an ecological consultant on the Mayo County Council biodiversity plan for Ballina town. What I liked most about the degree programme was its multidisciplinary nature. I highly recommend this course for anyone interested in getting a better understanding of natural and cultural environments at both a national and international level.

Work Experience Students have the opportunity to complete work experience as part of their studies, providing valuable practical experience and industry contacts. Host organisations include national and local development agencies, heritage centres, national and regional museums and biodiversity conservation projects. What are my career opportunities? Graduates have found employment as arts administrators, local authority planning officers, museum curators and education officers, in ecological and conservation

Department Business, Humanities & Technology

Duration 4 years (L8) 3 years (L7)

Campus Mayo

Places 24

Talk to us: Dr Fiona White, Programme Chair Tel: 353 94 9043216 | E-mail:


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