BEES Students

Students of BEES

There is a long association between the various departments and units in what is now the School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) and the Departments of Archaeology and Geography, who make-up the School of the Human Environment (SHE). Over the years students at all levels of study from both schools have benefited greatly from this interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research. The recently established BA in Geographical and Archaeological Sciences, having a strong biological and earth science focus, provides opportunity to further strengthen these links.

Schedule of Modules

Listed below are modules open to BSc Earth/Environmental Science or BSc Geology students (timetables permitting). These modules form part of the Second and Third Year BA Programme.

Those outlined in bold are particularly suited to Environmental and Earth Science students.

With a few exceptions, all Archaeology Modules are run in 6-week blocks over two 12-week Semesters.

Semester 1

  • AR2033  Chalcolithic and Bronze Age Europe (5 credits)
  • AR2042  The Archaeology of Later-Medieval Ireland (5 credits)
  • AR2047  The Iron Age in Western and Central Europe (5 credits)
  • AR3052  Beyond the Celtic World: Ireland in the first millennium BC (5 credits)
  • AR3054  Late Iron Age Ireland and the Roman World (5 credits)
  • AR3055  Transitions in Prehistory; Ireland in the Third Millenium BC (5 credits)
  • AR3056  The Archaeology of Post-medieval Ireland (5 credits)

Semester 2

  • AR2037 Introduction to Environmental Archaeology (5 credits)
  • AR2038  Human Remains for Archaeologists (5 credits)
  • AR2044  Heritage management and archaeology (5 credits)
  • AR3040  Health, Diet and Disease in Early Societies (5 credits)
  • AR3045  The Industrial Archaeology of Ireland, AD1750-1930 (5 credits)
  • AR3050 Archaeo-palynology (5 credits)
  • AR3051 Wetland Archaeology and Palaeoenvironments (5 credits)
Find out more
  • See UCC's Online Timetable for department/module timetables.
  • See UCC's Book of Modules for further module information.
  • Should you have any further queries, please contact Dr Ben Gearey ( who is currently the designated advisor for BEES students studying Archaeology.

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