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The two-week architecture course involves regular travel to visit many of the famous castles, churches and monasteries of medieval Ireland, and field trips are also included in the excavation courses in order to broaden the students experience of Irish la
Location:
Galway, Ireland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Galway Archaeological Field School has been established to provide students with hands-on experience of the archaeology and architecture of medieval Ireland. We specialise in this field and seek to immerse our students in the wealth of medieval castles, churches and monasteries which lie scattered across the Irish landscape. We offer three courses: a two-week non-excavation course focussed on the study of medieval architecture and two four-week excavation courses based at a research excavation at a medieval castle.

The two-week architecture course involves regular travel to visit many of the famous castles, churches and monasteries of medieval Ireland, and field trips are also included in the excavation courses in order to broaden the students experience of Irish landscapes and monuments. The ethos of the field school is firmly founded on high quality, small-group tuition and we aim to give every student close attention so that they may fully understand the skills they learn and thereby enjoy their course to the fullest degree possible.

Castles, Cloisters and Churches: The Architecture of Medieval Ireland - 2-week course offering 3 Semester Credits / 6 ECTS credits. Introduction to Archaeological Excavation - 4-week course offering 6 Semester Credits / 12 ECTS credits. Recording Methods in Archaeological Survey and Excavation - 4-week course offering 6 Semester Credits / 12 ECTS credits.
Setting Description:
The field school is based in Co Galway and draws on a wealth of archaeological remains which are found across the landscape of this historic region. At weekends, students have free time to explore the local towns and villages or to visit nearby Galway city, a vibrant, youthful university town with an enchanting array of summer festivals which attract visitors from all over the world.
Cost:
Two-week course = €1650 Four-week course = €3250 Students who wish to extend their stay in Ireland could, for example, combine the two-week architecture course with a four-week excavation course to create an unforgettable six-week stay which would immerse them fully in Irish culture, history and heritage, while students focussed on excavation could take both the introductory and advanced excavation courses in one eight-week, intensive stay. Students taking two courses receive a 10% discount on b

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