Landscape Archaeology

National University of Ireland, Galway

12 months
15550 EUR/year
6400 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Landscape change is of immense significance in modern Ireland, and is central to both archaeological research and contemporary cultural and natural heritage management. From a discipline that is recognized internationally for its expertise in Landscape Archaeology, this MA at National University of Ireland, Galway offers a one-year, intensive education in landscape archaeology.


From a foundation in landscape theory, the Landscape Archaeology programme provides a critical understanding of landscapes, and their components, character and relevance to contemporary society. There is a strong emphasis on field-based learning in a wide diversity of archaeological landscapes around Ireland. Field Survey workshops form part of the programme, teaching the basics in manual surveying, total station survey and geophysical surveys, as well as structure-from-motion (SfM) photogrammetry and GNSS (GPS) survey techniques.

Career Opportunities

Graduates at National University of Ireland, Galway are employed in many areas of the profession, while others choose to continue their studies through the medium of doctoral research. Graduates seeking employment after the completion of the course commonly find work in archaeological consultancies, in the State sector and in local authorities and are usually engaged in landscape assessment and surveys, pre-development impact assessments, and excavations.


Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Landscape Perspectives
  • Interpreting Landscapes
  • Geographical Information Systems and Landscape Archaeology
  • Dissertation
  • Managing Landscapes
  • Investigating Landscapes
  • Presenting Landscapes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

A NQAI Level 8 degree in Archaeology awarded at Second Class Honours Grade 2 standard overall with at least a Second Class Honours Grade 2 in Archaeology or its equivalent in education and professional experience. An interview forms part of the selection process.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15550 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15550 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6400 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

EU Part time Fees: 

  • €3,255


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Landscape Archaeology
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