Welcome to the homepage for Applied Archaeology at IT Sligo.
The aim of this page is to provide a hub for information on all aspects of Archaeology at IT Sligo.
At IT Sligo we aim to provide the most practical, focused training in archaeology available anywhere. As well as covering the traditional ‘humanities’ aspects of archaeology our courses involve learning practical skills such as surveying and excavation. They also include training in the scientific analysis of archaeological finds such as human and animal bones, and artefacts made of materials including metals, stone and ceramics. As a result, we are proud to offer the only Higher Certificate, BSc and BSc (Honours) in Archaeology available in the Republic of Ireland, and we are proud to have an excellent record for our graduates in employment and in postgraduate study.
For September 2014 entry we will be offering our new 2-year Higher Certificate in Applied Archaeology. This means that IT Sligo now runs taught courses in Applied Archaeology at Level 6 (Higher Certificate), Level 7 (BSc degree) and Level 8 (BSc Honours degree). We also supervise research postgraduates at both Masters and PhD level.
Our class sizes are small, so you will receive personalised attention from academic staff. We attract a wide range of different types of students and are open to applications from both school-leavers and mature students. So whether you have just finished the Leaving Certificate, or whether your school days are a distant memory you can be sure of a warm welcome at IT Sligo.
We welcome students from Northern Ireland, Britain and further afield. For NI and GB students see here for more information. For overseas students, we have the flexibility to offer a whole degree, a year or just a semester of study in Sligo – see here for details of our International Office.
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|The core of our work at IT Sligo is focused on excellence in teaching at undergraduate level. We can promise students an innovative, interactive style of learning with an emphasis on practical experience.Click here for details of our:||At IT Sligo we have a vibrant research ethos. For information about our previous and current postgraduates see here.We are open to applications for Research Masters and PhD students. If you are interested in pursuing postgraduate studies feel free to contact an appropriate member of academic staff for an informal discussion. Details of the formal application procedure, fees etc are available from the Research Office.||The archaeology courses are staffed by a core of highly skilled, experienced archaeologists supported by a range of specialists in areas of science and transferable skills.See here for more details.||A number of research projects are currently underway. These are both staff and post-graduate driven. There are often opportunities for students to participate in these projects.See here for more details.|
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This society at IT Sligo is open to all students and members of staff who have an interest in archaeology and is very active throughout the year. This year the society will host a series of afternoon lectures by guest speakers on a wide range of topics in archaeology, visit archaeological sites throughout the country, host regular evening discussion sessions, table quizzes and more. The society aims to promote an active interest in all aspects of archaeology amongst the public as well as its members through the sharing of knowledge and information. You can follow Stones and Bones on Facebook.