Celebrating its Centenary in 2024

Archaeology Department Centenary 2024

Welcome to the Discipline of Archaeology

Isert Kelly Castle
Isert Kelly Castle

Studying how human beings have adapted to every conceivable environment and cultural circumstance, how different peoples grappled with challenges as basic as survival and as abstract as the mysteries of the cosmos, archaeology is about understanding the forces that have shaped human civilisation across the globe, and how this story is of relevance today.

Archaeology at the University of Galway is committed to delivering high quality education in a student-focused environment, based on innovative research and a strong ethical foundation.  We engage with local community interests in archaeology and we are strong advocates for heritage protection. Staff and graduate research is innovative and ground-breaking, and we have the highest success rate in achieving Irish Research Council (IRC) scholarships. We are at the forefront of Irish archaeology, producing quality graduates who succeed across the full spectrum of the heritage profession in Ireland and abroad.

Archaeology at NUI Galway offers BA, Diploma, MA, MLitt and PhD programmes, and is distinguished by a student-focused approach to teaching and mentoring in the classroom, the laboratory and in the field. We place a strong emphasis on research skills training. 

World University Rankings 2024, Arts and Humanities, Archaeology.

Study in a world-class department, ranked in the top 250 Archaeology departments worldwide

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‌Contact Information

Discipline of Archaeology

School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies,
University of Galway,
University Road,
H91 TK33.

Phone: +353 (0)91 492167; Fax: +353 (0)91 525700
E-mail: fiona.mcinerney@nuigalway.ie

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