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Geography and Geoscience

B.A. (Moderatorship) ; 4 years ; 54 places ; CAO code: TR062

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  • Geography and Geoscience, 4 years, Closing Date: 30/JUN/2019
  • Students who wish to study the Geography and Geoscience stream will specialise in one of the following subjects in third and fourth year: Geography or Geoscience.

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    Geography and Geoscience is the study of our planet and the people that live on it. This multi- disciplinary programme is designed by leading research scientists in response to critical challenges facing the Earth system and humanity in the 21st century. It integrates knowledge from the physical, chemical, biological and social sciences to develop novel insights into Earth system function and human- environment interactions. So, if you are interested in studying the dynamics of our planet, understanding  environmental changes past, present and future, and learning how to manage Earth’s resources in an economic and sustainable manner, we have the degree for you.

    The Geography and Geoscience degree programme  is the new entry pathway to the study of Geography, Geology and Earth Science at Trinity. Our four-year programmes, culminating in the degrees of Geography or Geoscience, combine classroom lectures, seminars, laboratory-based practical classes, and outdoor field work, to develop the theoretical understanding and technical expertise needed to address applied, real- world problems such as natural resource management and sea level rise.

    Structure of the Geography and Geoscience (TR062) Programme

    In years 1 and 2 you will acquire a broad grounding in geography and geoscience with an emphasis on physical geography, geology and human-environment interactions. You will learn about topical issues such as climate change, natural hazards (e.g. volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides), energy, sustainability and natural resources. These foundation years cover a diverse range of material including: the origins and development of our planet; earth structure and composition; circulation in the atmosphere and oceans; the evolution of life on Earth; Earth surface processes and environments (e.g. glaciers, rivers and deserts). In addition to learning about the physical, chemical and biological processes responsible for creating and shaping the Earth, students will also consider the unique role that humans play in the Earth system, including their impacts on the land, air and water, and the grand challenges linked to environmental governance, policy and management.

    In years 3 and 4, you will deepen your knowledge in specialist areas, while further developing a portfolio of practical and technical skills (e.g. geochemical analysis, geographical information systems, remote sensing). Our flexible programme structure provides for module choice while retaining coherent curriculum design, thereby ensuring graduates are well prepared for entry to the constantly changing job market. Specialist options span the breadth of Geography and Geoscience, allowing you to tailor the course to suit your interests. In this way, you may focus on topics traditionally associated with geography (e.g. geomorphology, globalisation, sustainability) or geology (e.g. volcanology, palaeontology, natural resources), or you may choose to retain a broader, multi-disciplinary perspective that spans the critical interface between science and society.

    Career Opportunities

    Geography and geoscience graduates are highly valued for their cross-disciplinary expertise, adaptability and experience of dealing with complex spatial or multivariate data sets. They are in demand to work on many of society’s most important challenges, and can pursue lucrative and personally rewarding careers in industry, academia, research and government. Careers leading directly from the programme include work in: environmental, engineering and geological consultancies; mineral exploration companies; the hydrocarbon industry; environmental planning; overseas development; government geological surveys; teaching and research.

    Course Options

    Students who wish to study the Geography and Geoscience stream will specialise in one of the following subjects in third and fourth year: Geography or Geoscience.

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    Course Details

    Award

    B.A. (Moderatorship)

    Duration

    4 years

    Number of Places

    54

    CAO code (Central Applications Office code) is

    TR062

    Admission Requirements

    For general admission requirements please click here

    Leaving Certificate H6 or O4 Mathematics

    H4 In two of: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics/Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Applied Mathematics or Agricultural Science

    Advanced GCE (A-Level) Grade B Mathematics

    Grade C In two of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Geology, Geography or Further Mathematics

    Combinations of subjects not permitted: Physics/Chemistry with Physics or Chemistry

    Agricultural Science with Biology

    Applied Mathematics with Mathematics

    Apply

    To apply to this course, click on the relevant Apply Link below

    EU Applicants

    Read the information about how to apply, then apply directly to CAO.

    Mature Student – Supplementary Application Form

    Read the information about how to apply as a mature student then select the link below to complete the TCD Supplementary Application Form for mature students.

    Non-EU Applicants

  • Geography and Geoscience, 4 years, Closing Date: 30/JUN/2019