Certificate in Irish Archaeology (International - Online)


The online Certificate is an introduction to the archaeology of Ireland.  Choose one to three modules to add credits to your home degree. Or enjoy simply for interest.

Two modules are online: take class from the comfort of your own home. Our Sligo Summer School is available as a third module – visit sites and take classes in Ireland.

Tomb 4, Carrowmore Passage Tomb complex, Co. Sligo; over 5000 years old

Tomb 4, Carrowmore Passage Tomb complex, Co. Sligo; over 5000 years old (After Mike Bunn)


Modules 1 and 2 below will comprise of one lecture online weekly for 13 weeks/semester.

IT Sligo is the leader in the delivery of online distance education in Ireland since 2002. All lectures are recorded for those who may not be able to attend lecture live.

Module 3 will comprise a 2-week stay based at IT Sligo undertaking field trips to archaeological monuments, buildings and sites in the region.

All exams and continuous assessment will be done remotely and submitted online. Each module has its own web page (Moodle) where lecturers can post useful resources, students can submit assignments, receive feedback and where students can communicate with their lecturer and with each other.

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Participants who successfully complete the full programme of 18 credits will be awarded a Certificate in the Archaeology of Ireland. The Programme will also be available as single modules.

Attendance Requirements
Modules 1 and 2 are taught wholly online. Module 3 involves a 2 week stay based at IT Sligo. Accommodation and flights - self organised and funded.

Application Closing Date : 20th December 2019

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Entry Requirements

All those with a Level 6 qualification in a related discipline are eligible to apply for this programme. It can also be taken as part of a recognised degree programme with the credits transferred to your home institution. Mature applicants need not have the above minimum entry requirements and acceptance will be based on individual applications.

Career Opportunities

After completing this Certificate, students may progress to further study, including the Level 7 Ordinary BSc in Applied Archaeology (+ 1 year) in IT Sligo followed by a level 8 Honours BSc Degree. Graduates may enter the work place as field excavators, or get involved in heritage tourism.

What subjects will I study?

Programme Fees

Modules 1 and 2: €550.00 each

Module 3: €1250.00

Who do I contact?

Admissions Office
T:353 (0) 71 931 8510
E: admissions@itsligo.ie

Programme Coordinator

Chris Read

E: read.chris@itsligo.ie