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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.

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One of the dishes produced by a GMIT student finalist in the Dairy Chef competition.

French and Irish students will compete in a cook-off as part of a culinary and heritage showcase at

Students, visitors and employer at last year’s Galway International Hotel School Careers Fair.

Over 80 stands and 150 employers in the hotel and hospitality industry Ireland and abroad are to take part in the GMIT International Hotel School’s annual Careers Fair on Wednesday next, 4 March, in GMIT’s Sports Hall at the Dublin Road campus in Galway (2.30pm to 4pm).

Courses

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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Courses

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.

Student Stories

Courses