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GMIT Heritage Studies single modules

Heritage Studies - Single Modules

Open for applications on the 1st March 2021

Discipline: Heritage

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: -

Mode of Study: Part time

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Entry Requirements: None required (entry requirements will apply if a student wishes to progress to a fulltime programme of study)

Fee: 

Depends on the module(s) chosen

Why Study?

We are offering the opportunity to study individual modules from our Heritage Studies degree across six broad subject areas, so you can choose what interests you.

The subject areas are:

  1. History – Irish, European and International
  2. Natural Heritage – Geography & Natural Environment
  3. Built Heritage – Archaeology & Field Studies
  4. Cultural Heritage – Literature, Folklore, Cinema, Music & Art
  5. Heritage Tourism & Museology
  6. Technology in Heritage

Delivered on our Galway campus, Dublin Road, Galway City, these modules are fully accredited and offer students a broader knowledge and understanding of the built, cultural and natural heritages of Ireland, Europe and the wider world.

You will learn through a combination of lectures, tutorials, active learning, class discussions, film viewings, practical learning in computer and language labs, and online learning.

There is a strong emphasis on offsite teaching, with fieldtrips to heritage sites, museums and interpretative centres.

All modules are delivered by recognised experts and leaders in their respective disciplines and subject areas - see our Staff Profiles here.

These modules are ideal for heritage groups, tourism operators, and general interest.

 

Programme Modules

1. History

Semester 1 modules(September to December):

Semester 2 modules (January to April):

  1. Irish and European History 1200-1600 (PDF 324KB)
  2. Later Modern International History & Memory (PDF 373KB)
  3. Historical Geography

 

2. Natural Heritage – Geography & Natural Environment

Semester 1 modules (September to December):

Semester 2 modules (January to April):

Year-long module (September to April):

 

3. Built Heritage – Archaeology & Field Studies

Semester 1 modules (September to December):

Semester 2 modules (Delivered from January to April):

 

4. Cultural Heritage – Literature, Folklore, Cinema, Music & Art

Semester 1 modules (September to December):

Semester 2 modules (January to April):

 

5. Heritage Tourism & Museology

Semester 1 modules (September to December):

Semester 2 modules (January to April):

 

6. Technology in Heritage

Semester 1 modules (September to December):

 2 modules (January to April):

 

Click here for further information on each module (PDF, 1.17MB).

Career Opportunities

These modules are part of the overall fulltime Heritage Studies programme of study. 

Employment opportunities for graduates of this programme exist in the following areas:

  • Arts administration
  • Archaeology
  • Business
  • Charities & NGOs
  • Civic trusts
  • Civil service
  • Community development
  • Conservation & restoration
  • Creative digital media
  • Genealogy
  • GIS
  • Heritage agencies & centres
  • Hospitality
  • Journalism
  • Leisure
  • Libraries
  • Local authorities
  • Museums
  • National parks
  • Technology companies
  • Tourism

Follow-on Studies: 

As all stand-alone modules are fully accredited, students who wish to progress to the full time Heritage Studies programmes of study can seek exemptions in modules already successfully completed.

Level 6 graduates may progress to the final year of the Bachelor of Arts in Heritage Studies (Level 7).

Level 7 graduates may then progress to final year of GMIT’s Level 8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Heritage Studies, by taking a ONE-YEAR ADD-ON PROGRAMME.

Possibilities also exist for Level 6 graduates to progress to similar programmes in GMIT and other higher education institutions in Ireland and overseas.

Essential Information: 

Delivered online, our modules are fully accredited and offer students a broader knowledge and understanding of the built, cultural and natural heritages of Ireland, Europe and the wider world.  Students learn through a combination of lectures, tutorials, forums, active learning, class discussions, and film viewings.

There is also a strong emphasis on offsite teaching, with fieldtrips to heritage sites, museums and interpretative centres in Ireland. As a result, additional fees may apply for certain field trips.  Field trips will be planned in accordance with current health and safety guidelines.

Click here for further information on each module.

Programme Duration: Semester (12/13 weeks)

Application Route: Direct – We have a dedicated Lifelong Learning Team who are happy to help. For application, fees, and payment queries please email them at learn@gmit.ie

Contact Us

For queries on application and fees please contact

learn@gmit.ie 

For general queries please contact: Diarmuid.OConghaile@gmit.ie

Diarmuid Ó Conghaile

Head of Department of Heritage & Tourism

Galway International Hotel School, GMIT