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MA in Heritage Publication

Course Description

The MA in Heritage Publication is a taught programme which is designed to provide archaeologists, local historians and students interested in Ireland’s heritage with a training in publication and presentation skills in different media. It is intended that this will facilitate the creation of material in which recent archaeological discoveries are explained and presented to the local communities in which the excavations have taken place, as well as to the Irish public at large and to those with a professional interest in the field.

The MA programme consists of six taught modules. Students will additionally complete a dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words on an approved topic. The programme may lead to doctoral study in the field for suitably qualified graduates.

Full-time students may take the MA degree course in one year. Part-time students may take the individual modules over a number of years, depending on the availability of their time and funds.

The aims and objectives of the programme are:
• The development of practical and theoretical skills which will facilitate a competence in heritage publication and presentation
• The development of audience awareness and identification of the variety of approaches required when presenting archaeological material to people of different age groups and varying levels of educational and professional attainment
• To enhance the student’s sense of historical and geographical context as a backdrop to the presentation of archaeological information
• To facilitate critical engagement with the problems of presentation and education on heritage issues.

Visit the MA in Heritage Publication page on the Mary Immaculate College, Limerick website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The minimum qualification is normally a second-class honours degree: grade two in a cognate discipline. In the interests of encouraging work-based learning, however, students with a professional qualification such as archaeology licence-holders, granted under the National Monuments Acts of Ireland 1930-1994 will also be accepted. Applicants with equivalent qualifications or substantial relevant experience may also be considered but final selection may require attendance for interview and/or the submission of written work.

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