Skip to main content

BA (General)

BA (General)

The teaching of Archaeology in UCC centres on the BA degree programme offered by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. Our aim is to produce graduates who have the following attributes.

• A broad and detailed understanding of the discipline of Archaeology, its theoretical concerns and methodologies
• A thorough familiarity with the archaeological record in Ireland
• A knowledge of different aspects of Irish archaeology in a European context
• A solid basis for postgraduate studies leading to an academic career
• Academic and skills training appropriate to a career in professional archaeology
• A life-long interest in archaeology as a source of personal enrichment.

We also aim to produce graduates who are strong reasoned advocates for the preservation of archaeological heritage in Ireland, both within their communities and in public life.


The BA degree in Archaeology is a three-year programme (CK101 in which the discipline is taken in combination with other subjects). Archaeology is one of some 30 subjects offered in different timetable groupings in the BA programme. Students may choose Archaeology as one of four subjects in First Year, taking two subjects in Second Year and Third Year.

Students in UCC can design their BA degree according to their own interests. Second and Third Year Arts students may opt to take 50 credits of Archaeology each year (‘Single Honours Archaeology’), 40 credits (‘Major in Archaeology’), 30 credits (Joint-honours Archaeology’), 20 credits (‘Minor in Archaeology’) or 10 credits if you are doing single honours in another subject.

Find out more
  • You can visit the University's Programme Page for information on applying, entry requirements, course practicalities, assessment, etc.

Archaeology @ UCC

Study Archaeology

BA Geographical & Archaeological Sciences

Spike Island

Careers Guide

Student Society

School of the Human Environment

View Disclaimer

Department of Archaeology


Connolly Building, Dyke Parade, University College Cork, Cork City, T12 CY82, Ireland