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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History and Geography (Mayo, Add-on)

Discipline: Heritage

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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

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

E-mail: Fiona White

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