Institute for Field Research

The Institute for Field Research (IFR)

Ireland Ferrycarrig Program

Programs are based in the Irish National Heritage Park, County Wexford, Ireland, focusing on the Ferrycarrig 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.

Students undertake 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 may receive transferable university credit, if required. The program tuition includes all accommodation, meals provided during the week, field trips and cultural activities. Accommodation is in home-stay; students will stay with local families and be fully immersed in Irish culture.The IFRalso offers a number of student awards and scholarships (contact directly for 2018 awards), for a range of student needs, with the Society for American Archaeology.

Winter 2018: Jan 7-Feb 3, 2018

The Institute for Field Research program for Winter 2018 is now open! Please note that at this time, this program does not offer direct credits.

The syllabus for the program is available here.

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. Please see the programme page for relevant deadlines.

Summer 2018: June-July (Dates TBC)

The Institute for Field Research program for Summer 2018 is will open soon (Please contact us to register your interest)

Ireland Ferrycarrig Program: Landscape Archaeology and Environment

Archaeology and Environment In Ireland: The Environmental and Cultural Heritage of the Irish Landscape – New for 2018!

Applications open in November 2018

How do I enroll?

Students must enrol through the IFR website directly.

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.