University College Dublin - Ireland
- Irish petroglyphs records: Blaze O' Connor
Department of Archaeology, University
College Dublin, Ireland
Ireland's archaeological heritage
features a wealth of well-known monuments such as the prehistoric passage tombs
of Newgrange, Knowth, Loughcrew and Knockroe, Iron Age hillforts and royal sites
such as that at Tara, the monasteries of the early Christian period with their
distinctive round towers and high crosses, as well as Anglo-Norman and Post
Medieval towns and castles. The collections in Irelandís museums and libraries
also consist of assemblages of European importance, including Bronze Age goldwork,
Celtic metalwork, early Christian jewellery and manuscripts, and Viking artefacts.
The staff of the Department are active
in a wide range of research areas including the art and architecture of the
early Prehistoric and Medieval periods, the archaeology of landscapes, wetlands,
and material culture, and studies in the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age
and their European contexts.
Postgraduate Degrees in Archaeology
MA in the Archaeology of Art and
The MA in the Archaeology of Art
and Architecture consists of an intensive one year course which aims to provide
students with practical and interpretative skills, enabling them to record,
analyse and interpret works of art and buildings to a professional standard.
This course leads to a recognised qualification in archaeology, and is ideal
preparation for a career in heritage management, professional archaeological
practice, public service archaeology, or academia.
The course draws from the Departmentís expertise in prehistoric megalithic art
and rock art, medieval art, buildings archaeology, and art historical and architectural
theory, and offers students the opportunity to visit and study an exceptional
range of monuments and assemblages.
MA in Landscape Archaeology
Landscape archaeology encourages an integrated multidisciplinary approach to
place, locality and region, focusing on the interaction between people and their
surroundings, as well as the complex ways that people shape, and are shaped
by, the worlds in which they live. It also explores how landscape has been used
as a metaphor and a source of imagery for the forging of cultural, ideological
and ethnic identities, both in the distant past and in the present.
The one year MA in Landscape Archaeology aims to provide students with both
practical and interpretative skills, enabling them to design, manage and lead
landscape research projects using a range of archaeological techniques and theoretical
approaches to regions, localities, sites and themes.
The course has been developed by the Departmentís specialists in prehistoric
and historic landscape archaeology, theory and interpretation, settlement archaeology
and the coastal and wetland archaeology of Ireland, Britain and Europe, and
involves fieldwork in some of the best preserved archaeological landscapes in
PhD in Archaeology
The Department has a vibrant research
school with a varied range of doctoral research being undertaken.
Application from suitably qualified
candidates for the Masters and PhD programmes are welcome.
For further information
visit our website at
Department of Archaeology
John Henry Newman Building
University College Dublin
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College Dublin visit www.ucd.ie