For a complete overview of what is covered in our Undergraduate course, please download the Geography Undergraduate Course Handbook (Natural Science & TSM).
Undergraduate students should download the Handbook. It contains the primary source of information regarding our courses, essay writing, dissertation and departmental regulations (in conjunction with the College Calendar), marking of assessments and examinations and dissertations etc.
Geography is a four-year full-time undergraduate course leading to a Batchelor of Arts, B.A. (Mod).
Whether you enter the university via the Science Faculty or via the Arts Faculty, the course structure is modular with foundation courses during the Freshman years, followed by a mixture of compulsory and optional courses allowing students to specialise during the Sophister years.
Geography Degree in brief
The Junior Freshman Introduction to Geography courses provide an entry to the broad discipline of Geography.
Building on issues raised in courses taught in the Junior Freshman year, topics covered at Senior Freshman level include more detailed investigations of cultural, economic and historical geography; biogeography; environmental change; landscape-forming processes and soils.
Course work in the two Sophister years constitutes an integrated programme that builds on work covered in earlier years, the aim being to produce graduates who, while having a firm grounding in geography, are also equipped with a range of subject-specific and transferable skills. Students can choose from a range of courses. However, choices in any particular year may be limited by the availability of staff and timetable constraints. Students may be required to carry out fieldwork during the Sophister years, and to attend one or more field courses.
In addition to the TCD Science Common Entry (TR071) and the TCD Arts Common Entry (TR001), the School of Natural Sciences has two new Direct Entry Degrees (each of 4 years duration) of which Geography is a major or significant component:
Past Examination Papers
To view past TCD Geography UG examination papers go to https://www.tcd.ie/Geography/local/ where you will find a link to the TCD database.
Please note that the Geography Local Web Page contains information, documentation and downloadable forms for use by members of the Geography Department Staff and Geography Students only and you will need a TCD email address and password to view this section.