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What are the CAO points?

CAO points vary each year but can provide a rough guide of the standard you will need to achieve to apply for this course. For the academic year 2016/2017 the minimum points were:

• TR085 Business Studies and French 530

• TR086 Business Studies and German 495*

• TR087 Business Studies and Russian 460

• TR089 Business Studies and Polish 430

• TR090 Business Studies and Spanish 515

* Please note that the Leaving Certificate grading system is changing for the 2017 entry so the CAO entry requirement is likely to change next year.

Do I need to have studied a language before I apply?

Russian and Polish are taught from beginners level with special provisions made for students with prior knowledge of these languages, such as heritage speakers, near native speakers, or those with a qualification in Russian or Polish. However, it is necessary to have studied a language at higher level before you will be eligible for our Business and Language programmes. The entry requirements are:

• TR085 Business Studies and French LC H3 /Advanced GCE (A Level) Grade C in French

• TR086 Business Studies and German LC H3 /Advance GCE (A Level) Grade C in German

• TR087 Business Studies and Russian LC H4 /Advanced GCE (A Level) Grade C in a language other than English

• TR089 Business Studies and Polish LC H4 /Advanced GCE (A Level) Grade C in a language other than English

• TR090 Business Studies and Spanish LC H3/Advanced GCE (A Level) Grade C in Spanish French, German and Spanish modules are designed for more advanced learners.

How many lecture hours are there?

Depending on your module choices there will be approximately 18 – 20 hours spent in lectures and tutorials each week. At a minimum, students are expected to equal this time with individual study, group projects, assignments and class preparation. In total, depending on their competency levels, students should spend between 40 - 50 hours a week on their academic work in first year.

Do I need business subjects to apply?

There is no requirement to have studied business, economics or accounting to study business at Trinity.

Do I need maths to apply?

Students are required to achieve a miniumum Leaving Certificate H6/O4, GCSE Grade B, or the international equivalent. The quantitative modules can be challenging but not so difficult that you should worry. Trinity provides significant support services for students adjusting to studying at third level. This includes a Maths Help Room open every week-day to students who require a little extra help to improve their maths skills.

Do I need to pay additional fees to spend my third year abroad?

Your third year will be spent at a university or business school in the country of the language you are studying. There are no additional university fees charged for this year abroad but you may have some additional accommodation and travel costs.

I’m an international student, where can I find out more about studying in Trinity?

Trinity's international reputation, unique city centre location and the opportunities available for study and reflection, socialising and personal development are just some of the reasons why international students choose to study at Trinity College. Find out more in the links below:

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