Conor McAdams

“Studying archaeology as an undergraduate degree at QUB was a truly life changing experience.

The course provided me with a skill set essential to the pursuit of a career in archaeology, whether in the commercial or academic sector. The ‘hands on’ approach to learning within the department, combined with the enthusiasm and experience of the academic staff, has allowed me to develop and broaden my interests.

“I have worked on digs throughout Europe, excavating a variety of sites including UNESCO World Heritage Sites while working as a research assistant for the FRAGSUS ERC Funded Project.

Having come from a humanities background as a mature student, the varied course content available at the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology gave me the knowledge and confidence to begin a career in archaeological science. After completion of my undergraduate degree I completed an MPhil in Geoarchaeology at the University of Cambridge and I have now won a doctoral scholarship at University of Wollongong, New South Wales, as part of a project investigating the relationship between human evolution and climatic shifts during the Asian Palaeolithic.”