Institute for Field Research

The Institute for Field Research (IFR) Ireland Blackfriary Credit Program

The Students who book the Ireland Blackfriary program through the IFRImage_Logo4_IFR will enrol in a program that gives the student a comprehensive orientation in archaeology and a professional work environment. Progress is measured with assessment, and successful students will receive transferable university credit, if required. The program tuition includes all accommodation, meals provided during the week, field trips, cultural activities and a t-shirt. Accommodation is in home-stay; students will stay with local families and be fully immersed in Irish culture.

Programs are based in Trim, County Meath, Ireland, focusing on the Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project. However, programs include a wide range of field trips and cultural excursions, that will ensure your time in Ireland is enriching as well as educational.

The IFR also offers a number of student awards and scholarships, for a range of student needs, with the Society for American Archaeology.

Summer 2017: June-July

The Institute for Field Research program for Summer 2017 is NOW OPEN! Session dates include:

  • Summer 1: Jun 11-Jul 8, 2017
  • Summer 2: Jul 9-Aug 5, 2017

Apply here for this program. Students must register directly through the IFR; the IFR team handle registration and administration for this program, however if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you. The deadline for application is April 2017.

Winter 2017: January-February

The Institute for Field Research program Winter 2017 program runs from:

  • Ireland Blackfriary Winter Session: Jan 8-Feb 4

Apply here for this program. Students must register directly through the IFR; the IFR team handle registration and administration for this program, however if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you. The deadline for application is November 30th 2016.

How do I enroll?

Students must enrol through the IFR website directly. Please click here to visit the IFR Ireland Blackfriary Winter program page.

The IFR program is open to students over the age of 18 from any major university in the world. Students may earn transferable university credit (see below), however this program is not limited to credit students. The IFR program is fully inclusive of tuition fees and bed and board. The IFR also has a scholarship program, with awards of up to $4,500 available.

How do I get transferable university credit?

The IFR facilitates student enrolment our academic partner and accrediting institution, UCLA Extension. Students must check with their home university that this transferable credit will be accepted toward their final grades. On completion of the program, successful students will receive 12 quarter/8 semester credit units through the IFR’s academic partner institution, UCLA Extension.

What do I need to do to complete the program?

Students must fully attend the program, and undertake a number of assignments, during the program. This includes a written assignment, to be submitted by the end of the program. The IFR facilitates student enrolment with UCLA extension, and issuing of transcripts.