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GMIT Mayo Launches New History and Geography Honours Degree
9, May 2016 - 09:24

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GMIT has launched a new BA (Hons) in History and Geography (GA887) which will be delivered at its Mayo campus from September. The course which can now be applied for through the CAO, meets the Teaching Council's requirements for entry to the Professional Master of Education programme for History and Geography.

Graduates of the course will acquire key professional skills, valued by employers, that will equip them for a range of careers in areas such as environmental conservation, genealogy, rural and community development, ecotourism, historical research and roles in the museum sector.

GMIT Mayo Head of Campus, Dr Deirdre Garvey, says level 8 degrees such as this are in demand by college entrants. "The programme builds on the campus's existing strengths in the areas of history and geography, exemplified by the teaching and research of staff. Our staff's track record of publication and presenting at international conferences, in addition to teaching, reflects their commitment to the disciplines of history and geography."

GMIT Mayo students undertaking fieldwork.
Areas of study on the programme include Irish and European History, Local History, Genealogy, Prehistoric and Medieval Archaeology, in addition to Folklore. Students will also study human and physical geography with focuses on rural and sustainable development, the natural environment, ecology, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and adventure tourism. Students will also undertake work experience as part of their studies.

Ms Fiona White, Programme Chair, says there is still time to apply to study at college for September 2016. "The change of mind facility is available until 1 July. We encourage potential students who are interested in the programme to contact us to learn more".

"Students can expect a strong focus on practical learning, especially in the environmental aspects of the programme, with learning taking place on fieldtrips, whether local, national and international; in addition to the use of our customised laboratory".

For further details on this new Level 8 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History and Geography (GA 887), please contact Ms Fiona White (094 904 3216, or see:


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