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History & Archaeology

BA Archaeology

3 years

€0 pa

Programme profile

The programme is run by the Institute of Archaeology at UW. It is designed to give students a high quality training in the archaeological profession as well as to provide knowledge and skills needed to ensure a good start in other fields. The programme encompasses a wide variety of subjects, including general humanities courses as well as science - oriented courses, such as Techniques of Securing and Processing Data Statistics – important assets on the modern job market. The programme places an emphasis on Mediterranean Archaeology  and provides the knowledge needed for students to take part in archaeological expeditions and explorations all over the world. Excavations Training is obligatory during the course of studies and the Institute of Archaeology offers numerous sites for students to choose from.

Programme content

1st year: Introduction to Archaeology; Archaeology of Egypt; Archaeology of the Ancient Near East; Outline of Prehistoric Archaeology; Excavation Methods; Excavations; Archaeological Surveys; History of Ancient Egypt end Near East; General Humanities; Intellectual property protection; Occupational health and safety

2nd year: Archaeology of Rome and the Roman Provinces; Archaeology of Greece; Techniques of Data Aquisition and Processing; Photography and Drawing of Artefacts; Museology, conservation and popularisation of archaeology; Outline of Prehistoric Archaeology/Archeology of the Americas; Physical Education; History of Ancient Greece and Rome; Archaeological documentation methods; Epigraphy/ancient language; Excavations; Modern Language

3rd year: Proseminars; Methodology of Archaeology; Electives: Epigraphy/ ancient language; Modern Languages; Excavations; BA Dissertation


UW offers a MA in Archaeology & Bioarchaeology, taught through English


Entry Requirements

Three A-Levels and Three GCSE's [Grades A-C]. Subjects to include Maths.

One of History, Geography, Classics or Classical Language recommended

Six passes at Leaving Certificate, two at H5 or higher. Subjects to include Maths.

One of History, Geography, Classics or Classical Language recommended




Yes: oral test at interview



10 June

02 July