GMIT Prospectus 2022/23


Higher Certificate in History &Geography (Level 6)

Code: GA862 Level: 6

Mayo Campus

Why study? Studying History & Geography in GMIT Mayo Campus will allow you to: • Develop professional skills valued by employers • Prepare for a career in the fields of history and geography • Acquire transferable skills in digital media and communications • Gain employment in the public or private sector • Become self-employed • Progress to study at Level 7 and Level 8 and then to masters and doctoral level The cultural industries and the green economy are key growth sectors in Ireland and internationally. You will learn in many different ways in the classroom, in our customised lab and through fieldtrips, local, national, and international. Our students are actively involved in the Green Campus initiative and contributed to the Mayo Campus being the first IT campus in Ireland to be awarded the Green Flag. We were also the first third level college in Ireland to be awarded the Green Flag for biodiversity.

What are my career opportunities? Following successful completion of the Level 6 course, students may progress to the Level 7, Bachelor of Arts in Culture & Environment and the Level 8, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History & Geography at GMIT Mayo. These courses will prepare you for careers which may include but are not limited to: • Education Officer • Teacher* • Environmental Conservation Officer • Archaeologist • Museum Curator • Library and Archives Assistant • Rural Recreation Office • Green Schools’ Officer • Museum Documentation Assistant • Ecologist • Tourism Officer • Historian • Genealogist • Folklorist • Rural and Community Development Officer * In order to qualify as a secondary school teacher, graduates must complete the Professional Master of Education course.

Student experience

What will I study?

Year 1: • Irish History • Folklore, Folklife & Oral History • Earth Science • Rural Development • Learning & Innovation Skills • PC Applications Electives (Language or Business)

Year 2: • Natural Environment • Society and Nature • Introduction to Digital Media • Work Experience • Local History • Genealogy • Prehistoric Archaeology • Medieval Archaeology Electives (Language or Business)

Aidan Connelly (Current Student)

Like most Leaving Cert students, I had to make the difficult decision of what course to choose. However, my decision was an easy one as I had my mind made up after speaking to the course lecturers at a GMIT open day. I do not regret my decision one bit. The course material is very

interesting and varied and delves deep into both History and Geography. The coursework was never overwhelming, and the lecturers were more than happy to help with any problems I had. I would highly recommend this course to people that had an interest in History and Geography.

Follow-on Studies Students who successfully complete the Level 6 course will be eligible to progress to the Level 7, Bachelor of Arts in Culture & Environment and the Level 8, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History & Geography at GMIT Mayo.

Department of Business, Humanities & Technology


DURATION 2 years


Talk to us: Dr FionaWhite, Course Chair Tel: 353 94 9043216 | E-mail:


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