2020 Programs Now Open

The Irish Archaeology Field School provides a wide range of expert led research focused courses designed to introduce students to practical archaeological field methods, and to build and expand on knowledge and experience gained in the classroom. Courses are ideal for students of anthropology, archaeology, history, medieval studies, bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, geography, environmental science, Irish studies and community archaeology. Students may earn transferable university credits towards their undergraduate degree, through our academic partners at the Institute for Field Research and Maynooth University Ireland.

Below is a list of 2020 programs. Further detail on each program is contained within the individual program page. Please note: tuition fees for programs run through our partner organisation the Institute for Field Research must be paid directly to that organisation.


National University of Ireland Maynooth Programs

Accredited online versions of both Forensic Anthropology and Field Anthropology are now available.
Apply below or email info@iafs.ie for more details.

What’s included? These one and two week programs include all tuition and instruction, an e-learning pack, a virtual field trip(s) and an academic transcript.

Institute for Field Research Programs

What’s included? These two and four-week programs include tuition, credit transcript, accommodation and meals, equipment, t-shirt and field trips. International travel and local transfers are not included.