Information for 2nd Year Students, BA (Joint-honours), Archaeology 2022-2023

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The 2nd year Archaeology programme has core and optional modules (see module descriptions and handbook below).

In each semester you must register for and complete THREE modules (different regulations apply in the case of BA Connect students who should consult with their programme director).

In Semester 1 2022/23 there are two mandatory core modules and two option modules. Students must register for the two mandatory Core modules (AR2102 'People, Ritual and Death; life in Early Prehistoric Europe' and AR246 'Castles, Crannógs and Colonists, AD1100-1350') and one of the two optional modules (either TI254 'Space, Place and the Irish Landscape' or AR2101 'Early Kingship: From Chaos to Cosmos'). 

In Semester 2 2022/23 all three archaeology modules are core courses.

2nd Year BA Archaeology Handbook 2022-2023

Department of Archaeology Guide to Referencing and Citation

  • In line with on-going government guidelines and public health advice, most of this year’s teaching will take place on-campus (see 2nd year BA Archaeology handbook(s) 2022-2023), unless otherwise advised.
  • Blackboard is our primary online interface for teaching and assessment, as well as for announcements. You will also occasonally receive email via Blackboard to your email account. You may also email your lecturers and admin staff in the normal fashion.
  • The 2nd year BA co-ordinator (2022-2023) is Dr Stefan Bergh.
  • The Archaeology administrator, Mrs Fiona McInerney, can be contacted by email at or at 

Visiting Students

Some lecture-based modules in the 2nd year syllabus are open to Visiting Students.

Erasmus Placements

Undergraduate students of Archaeology can avail of funded Erasmus year-long placements in Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, and at the University of Glasgow in Scotland between the Second and Third Year of their BA Degree Programme. If interested, contact Kieran O’Conor by email.

The Discipline of Archaeology, NUI Galway, also has an Erasmus-funded Teaching Exchange with the Department of Historical Archaeology, Lund University, Sweden.