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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Heritage Studies (Mayo)

Discipline: Heritage

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: One year add-on

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Places: 20

Why Study?

This programme provides graduates with a range skills sought by employers in today's job market.

It builds on knowledge gained in the Level 7 Heritage Studies programme, focusing on cultural, natural and built heritage.

Programme Modules

  • Environmental Management & Conservation
  • Archaeology Theory and Practice
  • Information Management
  • Imagining Ireland
  • Cultural Tourism
  • Irish Modernism
  • Museum Studies

You will also carry out an independent research project in the dissertation module.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme now work as:

  • Museum curators
  • Genealogy researchers
  • Education and information officers
  • Teachers
  • Archaeologists
  • Rural development officers
  • Librarians.

Graduates have also developed careers in the environmental sector with:

  • National Parks and Wildlife Service
  • Teagasc
  • Local Authorities.

Post-graduate Studies: 

GMIT Level 8 qualifications are recognised worldwide for postgraduate entry.

Graduates of this programme have undertaken post-graduate study at Masters and Doctoral level in a range of institutions.

Disciplines in which graduates of the Mayo Campus have undertaken post-graduate study include:

Architectural Conservation
Environmental Management

Essential Information: 

This programme is recognised by the Teaching Council for progression to the Post-graduate Diploma in Education. Graduates who complete this are qualified to teach Geography to Leaving Certificate level in second level schools

Contact Us


Sean Lysaght
Tel: 094-9043133

E-mail: Sean Lysaght

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