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GMIT History Geography course

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History and Geography

A Level 8 four year degree for those interested in a career in teaching and careers in history and geography.

Discipline: Heritage

Programme Code: 


Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: Four years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Places: 24

CAO Round 1 Points: New course

Why Study?

Studying History & Geography in GMIT Mayo Campus will allow you to:

  • Acquire key professional skills valued by employers
  • Progress to the Professional Masters in Education
  • 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 Masters and Doctoral levels

Programme Modules

Programme modules may include the following:

Year 1

  • Irish History
  • Folklore, Folklife & Oral History
  • Earth Science
  • Geographies of 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)

Year 3

  • Ecology
  • Archaeology of Medieval Settlement
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Geographies of Rural Tourism
  • Research Methods
  • Digital Mapping
  • Electives (European History or Language or Business)

Students can chose between elective streams in:

  • Language (one of Spanish, German, Irish, French) or
  • Business and Enterprise.

Year 4

  • Environmental Management & Sustainability
  • Archaeology Theory and Practice
  • Geographies of Adventure Tourism
  • European History
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Imagining Ireland
  • Modernism
  • Geographies of Heritage Tourism
  • Dissertation

Career Opportunities

  • Teacher
  • Education Officer
  • Environmental Conservation Officer
  • Archaeologist
  • Museum Curator
  • Library and Archives Professional
  • Rural Recreation Officer
  • Green Schools’ Officer
  • Ecotourism operator
  • Environmental consultant
  • Tourism Officer
  • Historian
  • Genealogist
  • Folklorist
  • Rural & Community Development Officer
  • Museum Documentation Officer
  • Ecologist
  • Cultural Marketing Manager

Post-graduate Studies: 

GMIT Level 8 qualifications are recognised worldwide for postgraduate entry. 

Graduates of this programme may progress to the Post-Graduate Master of Education programme for History and Geography. 

Graduates of this programme can study at Masters and Doctoral level in a range of institutions.

Disciplines in which graduates can undertake post-graduate study include:

  • History
  • Archaeology
  • Rural Sustainability
  • Education
  • Architectural Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Management
  • Rural Development
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

GMIT Mayo History and Geography degree

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Fiona White

Tel: +353 (0)94 904 3216

Email: Fiona White

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