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Archaeological Excavation



The MA in Archaeological Excavation is a one-year taught course, offered on a full-time basis by the Department of Archaeology. Excavation is central to the practice of archaeology as an academic and professional discipline, with many employment opportunities in Ireland and abroad. This course will provide advanced training in the theory and practice of excavation, and specifically:

– develop a critical understanding of the role of excavation in world archaeology, with particular reference to professional practice in Ireland

– teach research and organisational skills appropriate to the design and execution of archaeological excavation projects to a high standard

– combine academic knowledge and technical training in different areas of current practice, including pre-excavation survey, excavation strategy and methods, and post-excavation analysis.

The course will provide a strong foundation for students who wish to develop a professional career in archaeological excavation, or find employment in areas where a critical understanding of excavation is essential.

CollegeUniversity College Cork (UCC)
Course LocationCork, Ireland
Course CategoryArchaeology, Arts & Humanities
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding BodyNational University of Ireland
Course Duration1 year full-time
Course FeeCosts: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee: 6,300 full-time
Entry RequirementsYou will have an honours primary degree in archaeology or anthropology to 2.2 honours level or a Higher Diploma in Archaeology to 2.1 honours level.
Phone21 490 4045
Course CodeCKE18
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