Points for Trinity Courses Show Strong Demand
Aug 19, 2013
Points for courses at Trinity College Dublin show strong demand in 2013, reflecting the first preference popularity of Trinity degrees. Approximately 3,300 places are being offered to prospective undergraduate students to study at Trinity this year.
The overall trends show increases in Engineering and Computer Science related courses: Engineering and Management has risen 20 points to 455, Computer Science has risen 10 points to 460, while Computer Science and a Language has risen 35 points to 525.
Science courses such as Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials continue to prove popular showing an increase of 70 points to 585 points, while Chemistry with Molecular Modelling has gone up by 35 points to 490.
Points for Law are up 5 points to 530 and the majority of Business and Language courses have also increased. Law and Business combined has also gone up by 10 points to 575.
In the Health Sciences, Medicine shows a slight increase by 2 points from 746 to 748, while psychiatric nursing has increased by 5 points to 410 (*for more details of all trends see below).
The Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Dr Patrick Geoghegan congratulated all prospective students on receiving a CAO offer to study in Trinity or other third level institution:
"We are delighted to see that students from every county on the island of Ireland will be starting at Trinity next month, all of them interested in the research inspired curriculum that is an integral part of the Trinity Education philosopy. And we would also like to congratulate everyone who received an offer today and wish them all the best of luck as they begin an exciting part of their lives."
Next year Trinity will trial a new admissions model on three of its most popular courses (including Law) in a feasibility study which will be shared with the entire third level sector. The objective is to see whether it might be possible to develop a better and fairer mechanism to identify and admit applicants to college. The admissions scheme tested in this study will adopt a holistic approach, using a range of materials to make an assessment about the academic ability and potential of each applicant, attempting to match the right person to the right course. It will be operated in partnership with the Central Applications Office (CAO) and will be a completely anonymous process. For further details about the feasibility study see www.tcd.ie/undergraduate-studies