The goals of the Department are the advancement of research in our discipline, the education and training of professional archaeologists and the promotion of an informed appreciation and protection of the archaeology of Ireland in a European context.


The Department aims to achieve these goals through:

Research
Making a significant contribution to knowledge in different areas of our discipline, with particular reference to the archaeology of Ireland in its European context.

Learning
Creating a positive teaching environment for our students, one that fosters an informed curiosity about the human past that leads to a life-long appreciation of the subject.

Training
Providing our students with the academic knowledge, professional expertise and technical skills necessary to develop a career in archaeology and related areas.

Community Engagement
Promoting a greater appreciation of archaeology among the general public and community organisations, and in so doing contribute to the protection and recording of archaeological heritage.

Public & Professional Service
Contributing to the development and implementation of State policy in Irish archaeology in an advisory and advocacy role.

The University
Supporting the broader teaching and research mission of UCC in respect of inter-disciplinary activity in our institution and different types of external collaboration.

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