Bachelor of Arts in Humanities in Heritage Studies

GMIT Castlebar Campus

From the prehistoric past to modern museums, heritage embraces the wild environment, the landscape of the countryside, artistic achievement and historical experience. Heritage is a leading concept in conservation and tourism, and it is also being increasingly integrated into regional and local planning for the benefit of communities. The programme has a broad appeal.

Programme Modules

Programme modules include the following:
Earth Science, History, Rural Development, Folklore and Folklife, Language and Communications, Computer Applications, Society and Nature, Literature and Archaeology, Natural Environment, Topographical Writing, Ecology, Sustainable Tourism Management, Geographical Information Systems, Built Environment, Rural Tourism and Research Methods.

Career Opportunities


Heritage graduates go on to work in museums and visitor centers, in community development programmes, on archaeological excavations, in conservation projects, and a variety of other opportunities exists in the public and private sectors.

Heritage Studies also offers graduates a wide range of progression routes through post-graduate study in the respective disciplines.

Follow-on Studies

Students who complete the BA (Level 7) in Heritage Studies will be eligible to proceed to the BA (Honours) Degree in Heritage Studies.

Entry Requirements


Pass (Grade D3 or better) in five (5) Leaving Certificate subjects including Mathematics and English or Irish with a minimum of 140 points.

Also available in ACCS mode.

Program taught in:
  • English

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