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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.

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GMIT’s Research & Innovation Department is pleased to announce four new Cullen Scholarship projects. Each project offers exciting opportunities to suitably qualified graduates to undertake funded PhD research in marine science and biodiversity conservation in the west.

Pictured at last year’s Digital West event at the GMIT Mayo campus in January, L to R, lecturers Sharon Boyle, Noreen Henry, Laura Hegarty and Dr Janine McGinn. [Photographer: John Mee.]

GMIT is delighted to announce an exciting line-up of speakers taking part in this year’s Digital West event which takes place fully online at  https://digitalwest.biz/ on Tuesday week, 26 January 2021, from 10am to 12.30pm, on the theme of “Digital Transform

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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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