Course Accreditation from the National University of Ireland Galway

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All our excavation and recording courses are accredited by NUI, Galway. Students can earn up to 9 Semester Hour Credits or 18 ECTS for successful completion of our courses. Our two week courses come with 3 semester credits, our 4 weeks courses have 6 semester credits, and our 6 week courses come with 9 semester credits.

Course Duration Semester Credits ECTS
Excavation and Recording 1 6 weeks 9 18
Excavation and Recording 2 4 weeks 6 12
Excavation and Recording 3 2 weeks 3 6
Dig, Draw, Digitise 3 weeks 3 6
Ceramics in Archaeology 2 weeks 3 6
Trainee Supervisor Course 8 weeks 9 18
Excavation and Recording 1 + DDD  9 weeks 12 24



Students seeking university academic credit are required to complete an academic credit form (linked below) and return it to our administrator as a PDF document upon booking an archaeology course. NUI Galway will also require a copy of your birth certificate or driving license for ID purposes and to ensure the efficient transfer of your transcript to your university. In order to ensure there is no delay in sending on your transcript, great care should be taken when completing the academic credit form – please check with your home university to get the precise address to which the transcript should be sent.

NUIG Academic Credit Form Download:

Details of our summer school program are also available on our page on the NUI Galway website:

For a full list of universities and colleges that have had students obtain academic credit via a course at Achill Archaeological Field School please see our International Universities List.