Courses

We have a number of course options to choose from, depending on you academic requirements, goals, experience and availability. Our courses are suitable for students and graduates. We facilitate all levels of experience, whether it’s your first time in the field or you are a seasoned archaeologist. Students may earn transferable university credit through our Institute for Field Research course.

Note: Courses are open to all undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Students must be over 18 to participate. Availability and start dates will depend on the course in which you enrol, and the time required to complete that course.

FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY CREDIT COURSES

IFR logo 2016The IAFS runs an accredited program for students in association with the Institute for Field Research (IFR). Programs are open to any student, from any major, and any university in the world.  Successful students will receive eight US semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter credit units).

Course
Dates
Duration
Pre-Reqs
Session I – Research, Survey and Excavation
Jun 11 – Jul 8, 2017
4 weeks
None
Session II – Research, Survey and Excavation
Jul 9 – Aug 5, 2017
4 weeks
None
The Medieval Landscape of the Black Friary
TBC 2018
TBC
TBC

FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY EXPERIENCE COURSES

Introduction Level

Courses are designed to introduce students to a range of techniques used in archaeological investigation including sites survey, excavation, laboratory protocols, and artefact curation.

Course
Dates
Duration
Pre-Reqs
Introduction to Field Archaeology
from May 22 – July 31, 2017*
2 weeks
None
The Medieval Landscape of the Black Friary
TBC 2018
TBC
TBC
* Courses start every Monday on a rolling basis

SPECIALIST/ADVANCED COURSES

Courses build on the methods and techniques taught in Introduction to Field Archaeology. Students will be given practical experience in advanced excavation and recording techniques including development and management of the site archive and finds recording and classification.

Course
Dates
Duration
Pre-Reqs
Advanced Methods in Field Archaeology
May 22 – Aug 10,  2017*
2 weeks
IAFS Intro/ equivalent
Bioarchaeology and Osteoarchaeology
Jun 19 – Jul 24, 2017*
2 weeks
IAFS Intro/ equivalent
* Courses start every Monday on a rolling basis

INTENSIVE ARCHAEOLOGY COURSE

Including the courses Introduction to Field Archaeology, Advanced Methods in Field Archaeology, Bioarchaeology and Osteoarchaeology; this six week intensive course gives students an immersive introduction to all aspects of archaeological investigation undertaken, from survey to excavation and recording.

Course
Dates
Duration
Pre-Reqs
Intensive Archaeology
May 22 – Jul 3, 2017*
6  weeks
None
* Courses start every Monday on a rolling basis

INTERNSHIPS

This program is intended for students who wish to develop practical experience in a professional workplace environment. This program is offered through our partners at Learn International.

Course
Dates
Duration
Pre-Reqs
Heritage Management / Cultural Resource Management
Availability from Jan to Dec
8 – 12  weeks**
None
**Course start dates are flexible