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Full Time International Students


Front Square The Department of History has for many years warmly welcomed full time international students, whose presence helps to create a vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Whether you come as an undergraduate for our four year programme or as a postgraduate student to undertake one of our Masters or PhD programmes, you will be able to choose your own programme of study from a wide selection of courses.

The Department of History is consistently ranked in the top 100 of the QS World University Subject Rankings. Regularly rated as 'excellent' in external reviews, the Department enjoys an international research profile in a several areas, most notably in the history of Ireland from the Middle Ages to the present day. In addition to its expertise in Irish history, the Department also includes specialists in European history, especially in France and Germany, and in non-European history. Themes covered include historiography, archaeology, migration and settlement, religion, diplomacy, politics and warfare.

The Department of History has a dedicated team of full-time staff members and a number of temporary appointments. Staff are accessible, ready to listen to students' ideas and open to interdisciplinary approaches. We pride ourselves on our ability and willingness to give personal attention to undergraduate and graduate students and on the atmosphere of mutual assistance and respect that prevails among staff and students. The Department of History plays an active role in the following TCD Research Centres: Medieval History Research Centre, Centre for Contemporary Irish History, Centre for Irish Scottish and Comparative Studies, Centre for War Studies and the Centre for Early Modern History.

Undergraduate Students

History can be studied in a number of ways, whether that be as a single honors degree, combined with another subject as part of the join honor Two Subject Moderatorhip (TSM) or as part of a multidisciplinary degree such as European Studies. All undergraduate programmes in History are of four years duration.

The options for History Undergraduate Degree programmes are listed below:

How to Apply:

The Study at Trinity webpages guide Non-EU students through the application process and provides information on entrance requirements, how to apply and student fees.

For admission into an undergraduate degree programme at Trinity College Dublin, non-EU applicants must have completed a second level/high school qualification which is considered to be equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. All applicants must fulfill the equivalent of the general matriculation requirements, which includes pass grades in English, mathematics and a language other than English. Visit the International Admissions and Study Abroad website for internationally used school-leaving certificates (IB, A-levels) and for some national qualifications (US and Canada).

Further information on the application procedure for Non-EU applicants is available on the Undergraduate Admissions website.

Click here for course specific requirements and to apply to one of our courses.

All enquiries from non-EU applicants concerning undergraduate admission should be addressed to: Academic Registry, Watts Building, Trinity College Dublin.
Tel: +353 1 896 4500,
E-mail: academic.registry@tcd.ie

Visit Us:

If you would like to visit Trinity College, prior to selecting your course of study, we are more than happy to arrange a tour of campus. Our Student Ambassador-led tours are the ideal way to experience the bustle of student activity and to familiarise yourself with the facilities, buildings and support services available at Trinity. Click here to arrange a tour of campus.

Postgraduate Students

The Department of History hosts a thriving community of postgraduate students some of whom are undertaking taught programmes, leading to the degree of M.Phil, while others are studying for the research degrees of M.Litt. or Ph.D.

Taught MPhil Programmes

Details of the Department of History Postgraduate taught courses are found here.

The Department currently offers the following one year taught Master’s programmes:

M.Phil in Medieval History
Course Director: Dr Thomas W. Smith

M.Phil in Modern Irish History
Course Director: Dr Carole Holohan

M.Phil in Early Modern History
Course Director: Professor Joseph Clarke

M.Phil in Public History & Cultural Heritage
Course Director: Professor Ciaran O'Neill

Please contact the Course Director for further information. Applications for postgraduate study should be made online where up to date information on fees is also provided. The initial deadline for applications is 30th April and the first round of offers will be made shortly afterwards, but late applications will be considered.

PhD Programmes

The Department of History welcomes a significant number of PhD students from around the world, including Europe, North America and Asia. Research students follow a structured programme of research training and professional development, culminating in a substantial research thesis.

For further information on doctoral study in the School of Histories and Humanities please consult the School's Research Degree webpage

Prospective students are advised to contact a member of the academic staff with expertise in their proposed area of research. If you are unsure who would be best qualified to supervise your project, please contact the School's Director of Postgraduate Teaching and Learning

How to Apply:

Further information on how to apply is available at: http://www.tcd.ie/study/non-eu/postgraduate/

The Graduate Students’ Union is the representative body for graduate students in Trinity College, Dublin and provides a range of services to postgraduate students.  Further information is available at: http://tcdgsu.ie/the-gsu/

Visit Us:

If you would like to visit Trinity College, prior to selecting your course of study, we are more than happy to arrange a tour of campus. Our Student Ambassador-led tours are the ideal way to experience the bustle of student activity and to familiarise yourself with the facilities, buildings and support services available at Trinity. Click here to arrange a tour of campus.


Last updated 6 March 2017 History (Email).