NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

Landscape Archaeology School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MA DURATION: 1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 12. The programme is offered subject to a minimum number of six registered applicants. COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1LA1 , full-time; 1LA2, part-time FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. CLOSING DATE: No set deadline for receipt of applications. Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply. CONTACT Conor Newman T: +353 91 493 407 E: 3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Theory in the field: A strong element of the programme is the field-based teaching, which is held in various archaeological landscapes around the country. 2. Workshops: A series of field survey workshops also forms part of the programme, teaching you the basics in manual surveying, total station survey and geophysical surveys, as well as high-precision GPS survey. 3. Presenting landscapes module: A one-week field school in the Burren, Co. Clare, offers a unique opportunity to apply theoretical and practical skills acquired.

Your Course Drawing on a range of expertise in prehistoric and historic landscapes, this MA offers an intensive one-year programme in landscape archaeology. The course provides a critical understanding of the study and interpretation of landscapes, and their components, character and relevance. Landscape has become an increasingly significant concept in modern Ireland and is a central part of both academic research and contemporary heritage management. The course comprises the following main modules (some module titles are likely to change for 2021–22) : • Landscape Perspectives—theory of landscape studies; • Interpreting Landscapes—reading archaeological landscapes; • GIS and Landscape Archaeology; • Managing Landscapes—archaeological landscapes and planning; • Investigating Landscapes—methods and sources; • Presenting Landscapes—one-week field school in the Burren;

• Dissertation (15,000 words). Career Opportunities

Graduates are employed in many areas of the profession, while others choose to continue their studies through doctoral research. Graduates from this programme commonly find work with archaeological consultancies, in the state sector, and with local authorities, as well as in the tourist industry, and are usually engaged in landscape assessment, predevelopment assessment and excavations, and other heritage-related matters. Minimum Entry Requirements A NQAI Level 8 degree in Archaeology awarded at Second Class Honours Grade 2 standard overall with at least a Second Class Honours Grade 2 in Archaeology or its equivalent in education and professional experience. An interview forms part of the selection process. FIND OUT MORE AT: geography-landscape-archaeology.html “This course helps you understand something we experience every day as its own entity that affects you on an individual and communal level. This is achieved not only through lectures, but by field trips that immerse you in archaeological landscapes of the past. The Archaeology Department offers an excellent learning environment for students. Each postgraduate receives their own desk as well as access to the department library and other research resources, such as field equipment. The MA supervisor and advisors are very approachable and are available when needed.” Chelsea Ryan, MA Landscape Archaeology graduate

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