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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Arts - Archaeology

University College Cork - UCC
University College Cork - UCC
Course Code
CK101
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
3 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
300
Points Change

Course Summary

Archaeology CK101
Archaeology CK101
Arts CK101
Arts CK101

Archaeology involves documenting the physical remains of ancient civilisations, and interpreting them to gain an understanding of human cultures, the factors that influence them, and their development over time.

As part of an Arts degree, Archeology is one of four subjects you choose in first year. You continue with two of your chosen First Year subjects in second and third year. You may have an option to spend an additional year studying abroad.

Course Details

College Link > CK101 - Arts - Archaeology

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Foreign language options with this course

There are options to study a language as part of this course. The following option(s) may be selected:

Languages
Includes time abroad?
Award Type
Portuguese
Major
Chinese
Major
Korean
Major
Japanese
Major
French
Major
Italian
Major
Spanish
Major

Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2019 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
EMMWD Multimedia and Web Development
EMPXX Media Production
EMXXX Multimedia
EPAAX Performing Arts Administration
BSMSX Supervisory Management Skills
CCNMX Computer and Network Maintenance
CELTX Electronic Technology
CETXX Electronic Technology
CITXX Information Technology
CNSSX Networks and Software Systems
DSACX School Age Childcare
DSDCX Sport Development
ECAXX Community Arts
EFTVP Film & TV Production
5M0528 Media Production
5M0529 Software Development
5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
BEBXX 5M0828 eBusiness
5M1761 Intellectual Disability Practice
5M18294 Office Informatics
5M18518 Media Production
5M18519 Film and Television Production
AAXXX 5M1985 Art
AGDXX 5M1995 Graphic Design
BBSSX 5M1997 Office Administration
DCHSC 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
EPAMX 5M2011 Music
5M20599 Music
BIPXX 5M2067 Information Processing
BMXXX 5M2069 Marketing
BCCOX 5M2071 Contact Centre Operations
ELESX 5M2073 Language and European Studies
EPXXX 5M2094 Photography
BBSXX 5M2102 Business Studies
EMMPX 5M2146 Multimedia Production
EMEXX 5M2149 Sound Production
ECHSX 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
EASSX 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
EPJXX 5M2464 Journalism
BBSAX 5M2468 Business Administration

Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found  HERE

The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Realist

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Career Progression

As well as being an exciting and interesting subject, Archaeology is a professional career qualification, with employment opportunities in Ireland and abroad.

Archaeologists work in a wide range of areas and specialisms, including:
The State heritage sector
Government bodies such as the National Monuments Service and the National Museum of Ireland
Local authorities to work in county museums and in county and city heritage offices
Commercial archaeology sector in Ireland, servicing the requirements of State agencies such as the National Roads Authority
Developers in the private sector.
Survey and excavation
Environmental impact assessment
Heritage conservation projects
Media and tourism initiatives

Our students acquire important skills that are transferable to other areas of employment, including the ability to think critically, to problem solve and to carry out research, as well as practical ability in fieldwork and computer applications.

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

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