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Heritage Studies - Single Modules

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:

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Heritage Research Group

We are a research group of 13 academic staff, who also teach on GMIT’s undergraduate courses at the Galway, CCAM and Mayo campuses of GMIT.

Our group has wide-ranging expertise in the principal forms of cultural heritage – intangible, tangible, natural, and digital. We are particularly interested in the practical application and use of the past in the present.

29/05/2020 - 14:00 to 16:00
05/06/2020 - 14:00 to 16:00
12/06/2020 - 14:00 to 16:00

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GMIT Textiles technician Kelly Roberts at work making her reusable face coverings for nursing home use and for GMIT staff who opt to use them.

A member of staff in GMIT’s School of Design and Creative Arts has been putting her creative skills and resources to invaluable use since April, making hundreds of reusable face coverings for use in nursing homes and more recently for GMIT staff who opt to wear them on return to campus.

Rosie Norton from Westport and in the background Emma Donoghue from Ballycastle working on their pieces for the final year exhibition by students on the part-time BA in Contemporary Art Practices in GMIT Mayo. The exhibition goes live on Friday 5 June, 6pm

An exciting exhibition of artwork by students on the GMIT Mayo BA in Contemporary Art Practices course will be unveiled online, instead of on campus, going live on Zoom on Friday, 5 June at 6 pm.  This will be the first of several virtual exhibitions this summer, showcasing the work of GMIT desig

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Higher Certificate in Arts in Heritage Studies

Heritage involves the practical application and use of the past in the present – in heritage tourism, visitor attractions, museum exhibitions, public history, community archaeology, conservation/restoration projects, festivals, reenactments, commemorations, national identities, genealogy, film, TV, radio, libraries, archives, and creative digitalisation.

With an interdisciplinary and applied focus, this two-year course aims to provide a broad-based knowledge and understanding of the built, cultural, natural, and digital heritages of Ireland and Europe.

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Heritage Studies

Heritage includes almost anything that one generation hands down to the next, or anything from the past that people identify with.

It involves the use of the past in the present – in tourist attractions, commemorations, museum exhibitions, conservation plans, national identities, local economies, etc. Today, the historic environment sector supports 40,000 jobs in Ireland and accounts for €1.5 billion revenue annually.

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Bachelor of Arts in Heritage Studies

Heritage includes almost anything that one generation hands down to the next, or anything from the past that people identify with. It involves the use of the past in the present – in commemorations, conservation plans, museum exhibitions, local economies, national identities, tourist attractions, etc. Today, the historic environment sector supports 40,000 jobs in Ireland and accounts for €1.5 billion revenue annually.

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