Bachelor of Science in Applied Archaeology


If you have an interest in how people lived in the past, enjoy working outdoors and would like to work in a challenging and rewarding field, this is the ideal course for you.


This course covers in detail the past 10,000 years of human activity in Ireland, ranging from the nomadic hunter-gatherers of the Mesolithic Era through to the industrial archaeology of the 18th and 19th centuries within a wider European context.

It includes a strong practical element and, given the sites of archaeological interest in the West of Ireland, Sligo is an ideal location for this course. It is exciting and innovative and offers outdoor fieldwork with sound classroom and laboratory-based study.




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Applicants should list their CAO course choices in genuine order of preference and they will be offered the course highest up on their list that they are deemed eligible for, if any.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO 2020 courses at ITSligo are available for download below:

A science subject at Leaving Certificate is not a requirement for this course.



What are my further study opportunities?

Suitably qualified graduates may progress on to the final year of the Level 8 Honours Degree in Applied Archaeology.

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Who do I contact?

Contact Number: 071-9318510