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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History and Geography (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 programme, focusing on History and Geography.

Programme Modules

Programme modules may include

  • Environmental Management & Sustainability
  • Archaeology Theory and Practice
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Imagining Ireland
  • Adventure Tourism
  • Modernism
  • Heritage Studies
  • European History: 20th Century

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
  • TeachersArchaeologists
  • Rural development officers
  • Lecturers
  • 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:

  • History
  • Archaeology
  • Architectural Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Management

Essential Information: 

Students of the programme undertake fieldtrips locally and nationally to a range of sites of relevance.  They may also avail of the option to participate in an international fieldtrip.  Past study locations include Rome, Florence and Berlin.

Contact Us

Contact: 

Dr Fiona White
Tel. +353 (0)94 904 3216

E-mail: Fiona White

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