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Trinity College Dublin

College Green, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s highest ranked university and within the world’s top one hundred.

TCD provides an excellent variety of courses throughout areas in the Arts and Humanities, Business, Law, Engineering, Science and Health Sciences.

Over 17,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from Ireland and across the world attend the illustrious university. And there is a good reason for the huge attraction to Trinity as it has produced some of the world’s greatest minds such as Samuel Becket, Oscar Wilde and former Irish president, Mary Robinson. Trinity College Dublin prides itself on continuing this tradition by offering the finest third level education to students and propel them onto becoming the next great leader, writer, artist, scientist and most importantly, thinker.

Along with TCD’s grand selection of on campus undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the university also provides Online Education and CPD programmes.

 

Acting

This is a three year, full-time, intensive honours degree for anyone who is serious about acting and wants to become an actor. The structure and contents of this degree have been designed in consultation with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London and consists of a practical skill based course that enables students…

Diploma in Acting and Theatre

The foundation course is aimed primarily at school leavers who are interested in preparing themselves for three-year actor training at conservatoire level, either at The Lir or a similar academy. With an additional focus on broadening students’ reading and understanding of plays and theatre history, it also prepares students for broader drama degrees and related…

Ancient History and Archaeology (JH)

Ancient History and Archaeology are both concerned with understanding social, political and cultural experience in the past. This course offers you the opportunity to range across these two broad disciplines. You will study the Greek and Roman worlds by working with historical and literary documents alongside the material remains of ancient sites and artefacts. All…

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology (CLAHA) is an integrated degree programme that allows you to study the history, literature, art, archaeology, culture and thought of the ancient world in conjunction with one or both of the ancient languages. Flexible pathways enable you to pursue your own interests and graduate with a Single Honours degree in…

Diploma in History of European Painting

This course of approximately forty lectures provides an historical survey of European painting. It covers major periods of art such as the Italian Renaissance and French Impressionism, as well as dealing with individual artists, for example Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Cezanne. The course also provides an introduction to the critical analysis of paintings and considers such…

History of Art and Architecture (JH)

History of Art and Architecture is about the study of images, objects and buildings. It is unique in developing high levels of visual literacy applicable to a range of career pathways. It explores why works of art look the way they do and seeks to discover what they say about the societies that created them.…

Business Studies and French

There is also the option to attend modules in areas such as sociology and economics in the second year.

Business Studies and Polish

There are approximately 18-20 hours of lectures and tutorials per week, depending on which subject options are chosen. This time allocation should be matched by a similar level of personal study.

Business Studies and Russian

There are approximately 18-20 hours of lectures and tutorials per week, depending on which subject options are chosen. This time allocation should be matched by a similar level of personal study.

Business Studies and Spanish

There are approximately 18-20 hours of lectures and tutorials per week, depending on which subject options are chosen. This time allocation should be matched by a similar level of personal study.

Business, Economics and Social Studies

*Modules are subject to change.

Global Business (Bachelor in Business Studies)

Business is about creating value from the co-ordinated efforts of people and resources. Making money is just one of the many types of value people create through organising. Organising takes many forms: corporations, start-ups, family businesses, non-profits, government agencies etc. The study of business requires a broad understanding of how human beings apply their skills,…

Law and Business

In our global economy, businesses now deal with more complex issues concerning government regulations and international trade policies. Conversely, the law has had to grapple with constantly evolving commercial organisations and business practices. With the growth in the size of legal practices and the expansion of the work of the legal profession into areas of…

Business Studies and German

There are approximately 18-20 hours of lectures and tutorials per week, depending on which subject options are chosen. This time allocation should be matched by a similar level of personal study.

Ancient and Medieval History and Culture

Ancient and Medieval History and Culture concentrates on the period c. 2000 B.C. to c. 1500 A.D. It explores the changes in society, politics, religious practices, and art and architecture that have helped to shape the world we live in. Over the four years of the programme you will explore topics including the development of…

European Studies

European Studies is a broad-ranging and integrated programme that offers students the chance to learn European languages, and also to study history and social sciences. This programme encourages students to think about our Continent in all its complexity, and to analyse Europe’s cultures, history, and politics.

Drama and Theatre Studies

Drama exists on and off the stage that we call theatre. It happens in our everyday life, and is the basis for story-telling and other forms of performance within the creative arts. It has its origins in sacred ritual and remains central today as part of our sense-making as we negotiate our place in the…

Drama Studies (JH)

Drama exists on and off the stage that we call theatre. It happens in our everyday life, and is the basis for story-telling and other forms of performance within the creative arts. It has its origins in sacred ritual and remains central today as part of our sense-making as we negotiate our place in the…

Stage Management and Technical Theatre

This three year honours degree course offers practice-based training to students who are interested in a career in professional theatre, TV and film. It has been enhanced to provide increased opportunities in specialist areas within stage management and technical theatre (e.g. sound, lighting and construction), increased professional placements and a Capstone research project relevant to…

Economics (JH)

Any society has to address the problem of how and what to produce for its material survival, and how the goods and services that are produced should be distributed among its population. Economists explore how people and institutions behave and function when producing, exchanging and using goods and services. Economists’ main motivation is to find…

English Literature (JH)

Students have the option of studying either English Studies (Single Honours) or English Literature (Joint Honours).

English Studies

Students have the option of studying either English Studies (Single Honours) or English Literature (Joint Honours).

Film Studies (JH)

Why do films affect us they way they do? Why did the introduction of sound change film forever? What do we mean by ‘independent cinema’? What is a digital story world? These and many more are the questions that Film Studies asks students to consider in small-group lectures and seminars. In addition, over the course…

French (JH)

French is a major world language, with a rich cultural and intellectual heritage. Knowledge of the French language and its literature and culture opens up a world of opportunities to those who study them. French is an official working language of many international organisations (UN, OECD, NATO, etc.) and plays a decisive role in world…

Law and French

With continuing European integration and increasing globalisation, there is a need for lawyers with a transnational education. The Law and French degree course satisfies these needs as students graduate with a grounding in Irish law and fluency in a second European language. Graduates will have a real insight and knowledge of the general culture, political,…

German (JH)

German is spoken by some 100 million Europeans. Contemporary Germany is the geographical and cultural link between east and west and the largest economy in Europe. Studying German at an in-depth level is excellent preparation for the world of work and is likely to make you highly employable in Ireland, the EU, and further afield.

Clinical Speech and Language Studies

To speak and write, to listen and learn, to be understood, the abilities most fundamental to human communication and interaction can be impaired by a wide range of conditions, from stroke to cerebral palsy, hearing impairment, learning disabilities, developmental delays, and autism. Speech and Language Therapists work with people of all ages and assess, diagnose…

Deaf Studies

The Centre for Deaf Studies in Trinity College affords students the opportunity to develop insights into, and genuine appreciation for the culture, contributions, and contemporary issues related to Deaf people in Ireland and worldwide. The undergraduate programme is the only one of its kind in Ireland. Irish Sign Language (ISL) is the indigenous language of…

Classical Civilisation (JH)

The study of Classical Civilisation is concerned with the literature, thought and culture of Ancient Greece and Rome. Through the examination and contextualisation of literary works and the analysis of the main aspects of ancient history and art, you will develop a thorough knowledge of the classical world and a critical approach to Greek and…

History

History is about people. Studying History means studying lives, events and ideas in times and places often very different from our own. History embraces everything from the rise and fall of empires, or the birth of new ideologies, to the contrasting everyday lives of people in a whole range of settings, across time and across…

History (JH)

History is about people. Studying History means studying lives, events and ideas in times and places often very different from our own. History embraces everything from the rise and fall of empires, or the birth of new ideologies, to the contrasting everyday lives of people in a whole range of settings, across time and across…

Middle Eastern and European Languages and Cultures

The degree in Middle Eastern and European Languages and Cultures gives students a unique opportunity to study the history, culture and one language of the Middle East (Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish) combined with a choice of a European language (French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Polish) and its history and culture. In this course students explore diverse…

Early and Modern Irish

Early Irish is the language in use in Ireland from the earliest period for which there are records up to the year 1200. The course covers the language and literature from the emergence of writing at the arrival of Christianity in Ireland to the production of the great saga manuscripts of the twelfth century.

Irish (JH)

Tugtar ‘Nua-Ghaeilge’ ar an teanga ón mbliain 1200 go dtí an lá atá inniu ann. Sa chúrsa seo léitear litríocht ó gach cuid den tréimhse agus déantar staidéar ar fhorás na teanga lena linn. Déantar staidéar speisialta freisin ar Ghaeilge an lae inniu agus ar Ghaeilge na hAlban.

Italian (JH)

Studying Italian opens the door to a new world. Italy holds 60% of the world’s art treasures, has been home to some of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers (Petrarch, Dante, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Gramsci), is among the world’s places boasting fabulous food, fashion and design, and has a dynamic economy: 3rd in the eurozone and…

Classical Languages (JH)

The study of Classical Languages is concerned with the language, literature and thought of either Ancient Greece or Ancient Rome. You will choose to study either Greek or Latin. Through the reading of literature in the original language and the examination of key aspects of ancient history, you will develop a thorough knowledge of the…

Modern Language (JH)

Within the Modern Languages programme you study two modern European languages to degree level. It is the most intensive exposure to languages and cultures that Trinity College has to offer. You can choose between French, German, Irish, Italian, Russian and Spanish. Apart from French and Irish all languages can be studied from both advanced and…

Music

Music is a discipline that stretches back to the ancient world. One of the seven original liberal arts, music maintains a place in the University as a subject of broad and passionate interest to composers, musicologists, performers, technologists, and theorists.

Music (JH)

Music is a discipline that stretches back to the ancient world. One of the seven original liberal arts, music maintains a place in the University as a subject of broad and passionate interest to composers, musicologists, performers, technologists, and theorists.

Music Education

The Bachelor in Music Education provides for the academic, artistic and professional requirements of those wishing to become music teachers at secondary school level (including Northern Ireland). Not all graduates choose to teach however. Some, on graduation, pursue further study at master’s and doctoral levels in performance, conducting, and composition and quite a few pursue…

Philosophy

Philosophy is an intellectually exciting discipline in which fundamental questions of human existence, value and society are examined, debated and challenged. Its methods are reason and argument and philosophy students are given the skills to reason and argue clearly, cogently and effectively. Rather than a body of doctrine, philosophy is a method or a way…

History and Political Science

History is about people. Studying History means studying lives, events and ideas thought and expressed in times and places often very different from our own. History embraces everything from the rise and fall of empires or the birth of new ideologies to the contrasting everyday lives of people in a whole range of settings, across…

Philosophy Political Science Economics and Sociology

Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology, (P.P.E.S.) offers a coherent and integrated introduction to the study of social sciences and philosophy. It brings together some of the most important approaches to understanding society and, in doing so, develops skills for a whole range of future careers and activities. Central to the programme is the analysis…

Psychology

Psychology is the study of human behaviour and mental processes. It includes topics such as infant and child development, perception, learning, motivation, cognitive processes (like memory and problem solving), individual differences and social psychology, and has many of the features of a science course, such as practical work, statistical description and analysis of data and…

Russian (JH)

Russian is the first language of nearly 150 million people; it is spoken by more than 260 million people around the world and is one of Europe’s most important languages. Russia is a significant force in present-day geopolitics and a major player in the global economy, with ties both to Europe and to Asia, and beyond.

Social Studies

The B.S.S. is a professional degree designed for students who wish to become social workers and who believe they have the personal attributes and motivation for social work.

Sociology (JH)

Sociology studies the interaction of people within social groups like families, schools and companies and how this shapes their behaviours and life chances. It explores questions such as: Why do migrants develop their cultural identities in different ways? How is privacy changing with the rise of digital technologies? How does a child’s family of origin…

Sociology and Social Policy

Sociology and Social Policy combines the study of social theory, social policy and social research. The programme aims to give you a thorough training in the systematic study of society, contemporary social issues and the role of social policy in comparative country contexts. At the end of your four years you should have developed both…

Spanish (JH)

Spain, currently one of Europe’s leading industrial nations, was in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the foremost Western power, and Spanish is the native language of over five hundred million people. In those countries – more than twenty – in which it is officially spoken, it is second only to English. Spanish is an exciting…

Religion

Religion plays a significant role in diverse cultural, social and political contexts. Religious world-views, values and symbols play a critical role in shaping cultural norms, traditions and practices. This is the case both in religiously plural contexts, as well as those dominated by particular traditions. The contours of religion are evident not only in the…

Religion (JH)

Religion plays a significant role in diverse cultural, social and political contexts. Religious world-views, values and symbols play a critical role in shaping cultural norms, traditions and practices. This is the case both in religiously plural contexts, as well as those dominated by particular traditions. The contours of religion are evident not only in the…

Law and German

With continuing European integration and increasing globalisation, there is a need for lawyers with a transnational education. The Law and German degree course satisfies these needs as students graduate with a grounding in Irish law and fluency in a second European language. Graduates will have a real insight and knowledge of the general culture, political,…

Law and Political Science

The two disciplines of Law and Political Science are intrinsically linked and directly impact every aspect of our daily lives. The role and power of the constitution and judiciary, human rights and international law, the impact of the EU and Irish law are best understood when both subjects are considered. This course provides the opportunity…

Middle Eastern Jewish and Islamic Civilisations (JH)

Judaism and Islam have been deeply influential in the development of European, Middle Eastern, North African and North American societies. Middle Eastern, Jewish and Islamic Civilisations is the study of their historical origins and cultures, providing students with an insight into the challenges of diversity and multiculturalism in an increasingly globalised world.

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