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N.B THESE PAGES ARE FOR STUDENTS WHO ENTERED THE UNIVERSITY UP TO 2017 ONLY

Science TR071

The Science course is a common entry two year Freshman programme, from which students have a choice of specialising in the Sophister (third and fourth) years across a wide variety of scientific topics.  At the end of four years students will obtain an honors degree in one of the specialised moderatorship subjects.

Freshman:
Students can chose modules up to 20 credits from the following subjects in year 1 & 2:
Biology
Chemistry
Geography
Geology
Mathematics
Physics

For Freshman course, module and timetable information please click the following Junior freshman and Senior freshman

Students will chose a total of 60 credits taking 30 credits in Michaelmas term and 30 credits in Hilary term.

Sophister:
Students can chose from sixteen moderatorships which are as follows:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Functional Biology, Geography, Geology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience, Physics, Physics with Astro Physics, Physiology, Plant Sciences and Zoology.

For information of Moderatorships, allocations of places and Science Sophister Programme please click the following Sophister

Human Genetics TR073

Human Genetics is a direct entry four year degree programme comprising of the following:
Freshman years
 In the Junior and Senior Freshman (first two) years you will concentrate on the areas of biology, chemistry and mathematics, and will also be introduced to the principles of genetics in separate tutorials. In each of the first two years you will take the same courses as Science students: biology, chemistry and mathematics.

For Freshman course, module and timetable information please click the following Junior freshman and Senior freshman
Students will chose a total of 60 credits taking 30 credits in Michaelmas term and 30 credits in Hilary term.

Sophister years
 In the 3rd and 4th years you will undertake specialised studies in areas such as:

  • Medical genetics: includes the identification of genes causing various clinical disorders and the development of genetic and stem-cell therapies to treat them Neurogenetics: studies how genes control development and function of the nervous system and their influences on behaviour and psychiatric disease  
  • Molecular and cell biology: explores the control of gene expression and function of genes in various cellular processes, such as cell death, proliferation or differentiation
  • Computer programming: provides an essential skill for this field, where large amounts of data must be analysed, and one which is easily transferable to other careers
  • Population genetics and human evolution: deals with genetic variation in populations and the role of this variation in evolution, especially in humans
  • Cancer genetics and mutation: studies the mechanisms of mutation and its role in cancer.

For Sophister course and module information please see the following link Human Genetics

Chemistry with Molecular Modelling TR074

Chemistry with Molecular Modelling is a direct entry four year degree programme comprising of the following:
Freshman years:  Students study the same foundation courses in chemistry and mathematics and one of biology or physics as students in the Science course – TR071.   However, some of the experimental chemistry laboratory class time is spent in computer laboratories. Special lectures are given to introduce the concepts of molecular modelling and to highlight applications.

For Freshman course, module and timetable information please click the following Junior freshman and Senior freshman

Students will chose a total of 60 credits taking 30 credits in Michaelmas term and 30 credits in Hilary term.
Sophister years
In the third and fourth years you will take core modules in chemistry with additional modules in molecular modelling to include general molecular modelling, quantum mechanics, modelling protein structure, drug design, molecular dynamics, and modelling in solid-state materials chemistry.
Junior Sophister (third) year, about half of your laboratory class time will be spent in computer laboratories performing computational experiments using molecular modelling.
Senior Sophister (fourth-year) student you will undertake a computational project, typically from late September to mid-December. This may be done in Trinity College or in an academic or research laboratory abroad.

For Sophister course, module and timetable information please see the following links Junior Sophister and Senior Sophister

 

Medicinal Chemistry TR075

Medicinal Chemistry is a direct entry four year degree programme comprising of the following:

In the first two years you will follow the Science (TR071) programme taking modules in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics in Junior Freshman (compulsory). Senior Freshman (second) year you will take chemistry and 20 prescribed units of biology with the option of further biology (20 units) or mathematics (20 units). In addition, special sessions held specifically for your group will introduce you to the ideas and techniques of medicinal chemistry.

For Freshman course, module and timetable information please click the following Junior freshman and Senior freshman
Students will chose a total of 60 credits taking 30 credits in Michaelmas term and 30 credits in Hilary term.


Sophister years
In the Junior and Senior Sophister (third and fourth) years the course will branch off into the more specialised aspects of medicinal chemistry, although there will be considerable overlap with the Chemistry programme (page 148). The overlap will be mainly in organic chemistry, with less emphasis being placed on physical and inorganic chemistry in order to allow for the introduction of the new medicinal chemistry units.
In the Junior Sophister (third) year, your special medicinal chemistry modules will include:

  • Basic principles of medicinal chemistry
  • Biochemistry (protein structure and function)
  • Pharmacology (how drugs interact with the body)
  • The fundamentals of computational drug design
  • Anti-viral and anti-cancer agents
  • Anti-microbial and anti-infective agents (compounds that can combat the microorganisms that cause disease)
  • Anti-malarial chemistry (study of the development of new drugs in this area)
  • Steroid drugs (study of drugs based on the steroid skeleton)
  • Industrial chemistry (short course on medicinal chemistry in industry)

 In the Senior Sophister (fourth) year, you will cover the medicinal chemistry of the cardiovascular and central nervous systems, combinational chemistry and drug delivery, as well as computational medicinal chemistry and modern analytical methods. Case studies in medicinal chemistry (focusing on specific diseases or drug types) will also feature on your programme.

For Sophister course, module and timetable information please see the following links Junior Sophister and Senior Sophister

Nanoscience Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials TR076

Nanoscience Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials is a direct entry four year degree programme comprising of the following:

This degree will teach you how to use and apply the principles of chemistry and physics to solve practical problems associated with the development of new technologies and their application to the areas of nanoscience. To understand how to make, develop, control and use advanced materials, nanostructures or nanodevices, it is advisable to have a thorough grounding in both chemistry and physics.
The Freshman years
In the first two years you will follow the Science (TR071) programme, taking chemistry, physics and mathematics. There will be special tutorials on historical and modern aspects of nanoscience and materials science from world-leading experts based in the Schools of Physics and Chemistry, and in CRANN (Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices) – www.crann.tcd.ie – which is Ireland’s research centre for nanoscale materials. In the Senior Freshman (2nd) year there will be special courses on the properties of materials and other aspects of nanoscience. There are approximately 15 hours of lectures/tutorials and 6 hours of laboratory classes each week.
For module and timetable information please click the following Course & Modules
Students will chose a total of 60 credits taking 30 credits in Michaelmas term and 30 credits in Hilary term.

Earth Sciences TR077

Earth Science is a direct entry four year degree programme comprising of the following: 
Junior Freshman (first) year students take six modules:  Geology; Introduction to geography I (physical); Introduction to geography II (human-environment); Maths Methods; Foundation physics, and Introduction to physical chemistry.
Senior Freshman (second) year, students take courses in Geology (Mineralogy, Palaeontology and stratigraphy, Petrology, Structural geology and Mapwork, plus a module of Fieldwork); Geography (Changing worlds and Collection and analysis of geographical data); Geochemistry for earth scientists; Physics for earth scientists and a module from the Broad Curriculum.

For Freshman course, module and timetable information please click the following Junior freshman and Senior freshman
Students will chose a total of 60 credits taking 30 credits in Michaelmas term and 30 credits in Hilary term.

Sophister (third and fourth) years enable students to take a variety of modules from the existing Geography and Geology degree programmes (see Earth Sciences handbook).  In their Senior Sophister year, students also have the opportunity to take some modules drawn from outside the Earth sciences degree programme.

For Earth Sciences course, module and timetable information please see the following link Earth Sciences handbook