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Welcome to the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. Whether you are here for a single term, or will be joining us for an entire academic year, we hope that you will find your time here to be enjoyable and academically rewarding.  As the School's co-ordinator of incoming Visiting Students, it is my job to help make sure that you gain the most from your time studying English Literature at TCD, first of all by helping students to register for their chosen courses at the beginning of each term, and secondly, by serving as a point of first contact for all Visiting Students in the School.

Your other major point of contact within the School of English will be the Executive Officer in charge of Visiting Students, Brenda Brooks. Further details on Brenda's role are provided below. On this page you will find information and links that will be helpful to both current and prospective Visiting Students. Our "Frequently Asked Questions" section should be particularly helpful in this regard. Should you have any questions or queries not addressed here which pertain to study in the School of English, please feel free to contact me at and I will be happy to assist you. More general inquiries regarding applications, qualifying criteria and orientation, should be addressed to International Admissions and Study Abroad staff

I look forward to welcoming you to the School of English, Trinity College Dublin.

Dr Bernice Murphy
Visiting Student Officer (Incoming)
Bernice Murphy

Important Information for Incoming Visiting Students

Information for incoming Michaelmas Term and Year Long Students:

The School of English Visiting Student Orientation meeting will take place on Tuesday 17th September 2013 from 11.00-12.00 in the Thomas Davis Theatre, the Arts Block.

Dr Murphy will be meeting with meeting with incoming VS in order to faciliate registration for English modules in the week beginning Monday, 16th September. A sign-up sheet will be posted on her door on Thursday, 12th September. Please study the list of Freshman and Sophister modules vailable on this website in advance of your meeting so that it can go as smoothly as possible.

Latest News

The latest up-to-date information for Visiting Students for 2013-2014 can be found here.

The latest up-to-date information on application procedures and Visting Student life at Trinity College Dublin can be found here.

A helpful Orientation Map of Trinity College Dublin can be found here.

How to Apply

Information on the application process for Visiting and Erasmus students can be found on the International Admissions and Study Abroad webpage. 

Information for Visiting Students can be found here.

Information for Erasmus Students can be found here.

Registering for Courses

English is one of the most popular subjects chosen by Visiting Students, and so we generally have a very large and geographically diverse body of international students with us at any one time. For this reason, places here are limited, and we cannot guarantee that a student will be able to enroll on all the modules that they have applied for, particularly at Sophister level.

We ask that all students who are accepted to study here carefully study our Visiting Students Handbook and list of available courses prior to arrival so that registration goes as smoothly as possible. Please note that we cannot accept any student who has not been pre-accepted in advance of arrival by the School of English.

Students who wish to register for a Sophister level course can find the relevant Module Codes here.

Information on Sophister Module options for Visiting Students can be found here.


Course Options

Many of our Visiting Students are particularly interested in Irish Writing, and this is indeed one of the School's major strengths. However, we also have a several other areas of research and teaching specialty - amongst them eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century literature, contemporary writing, popular literature, and American and postcolonial literature. We encourage prospective students to consider the full range of courses available.

Visiting Student Handbook

The School of English Visiting Student handbook 2013/14 can be found here.

Course Documents

The School of English Style Booklet can be found here.

Relevant Course Reading Lists

Relevent Freshman Course Reading Lists and be found here

Relevent Sophister Course Reading Lists and be found here

Student Experience

The School of English has a lively and very welcoming body of undergraduate and postgraduate students who have set up their own literary societies, journals, magazines and reading groups. We encourage visiting students to get involved in student life in College. More information about student societies can be found here.

Students studying at Trinity College Dublin have access to a comprehensive level of student support.  Information about student support and Study Abroad staff can be found here.


School of English







Visiting and Erasmus Student Co-ordinator Dr Bernice Murphy Course registration +353 01 896 2547 Arts Building Room 4010
Visiting Students Executive Officer Brenda Brooks

Visiting student enquiries, induction and administration

+353 01 896 1839 Arts Building Room 4024
Global Officer Dr Julia Whittredge Prospective Student enquiries +353 01 896 4723 Arts Building Room 3115

College Map
Academic Staff Contact Details 2013-2014

International and Study Abroad Staff Listings

Frequently Asked Questions

I would like to apply to study at Trinity College Dublin as a Visiting Student (non-EU). How do I apply?

Information on application procedures for non-EU students can be found here. 

I would like to apply to study at Trinity College Dublin as an Erasmus (EU) student.
How do I apply?

Information on application procedures for EU students can be found here.

How do I collect my marked essays if I am still in Trinity College?

 Marked essays will be available from Brenda in room 4024, Arts Building.  You will be informed that marked essays are ready for collection by an email from Brenda.

How do I get my marks/results/transcripts/essays returned after I leave Trinity College?

A Transcript of Results is sent by the International Admissions and Study Abroad Office to the student’s Home University.  The School of English does not give out results.  Marked essays may be mailed to students who have left College by providing a mailing address to Brenda Brooks Brenda will mail all essays after the results are finalised at a School meeting and results are returned to the International Admissions and Study Abroad Office.




Last updated 11 September 2013 School of English (Email).