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What can I study at Trinity

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, is one of Europe’s most renowned and historic universities. Founded in 1592, Trinity is Ireland’s most prestigious university and is a centre of teaching and research excellence. Courses at Trinity offer experiential learning opportunities, small-group work, tutorials, seminars and access to our Professors, who are both approachable and experts in their fields. Hailed as Ireland’s top university, Trinity remains at the cutting edge of research, technology and innovation and offers students unparalleled academic, professional and social opportunities for growth and development. Trinity’s international reputation for academic excellence is just one of the many reasons why study abroad students choose Ireland’s leading university again and again.

What Modules Can I Take?

Trinity College Dublin offers students the opportunity to take classes (known as modules at Trinity) throughout the three faculties at Trinity. Module enrollment does not occur until students arrive on campus, but students must apply to Schools and Departments when they apply for admission. Students can view all of the modules available to study abroad students here.

Information on what modules are available and how to sign up for classes can be found in the Trinity Module Directory.

Academic Support

Trinity provides all undergraduate students with a Personal Tutor: a blend of mentor and advisor, who provides personal and academic advice and support throughout a student’s time in the University. Tutors assist students with any difficulties they may experience, listen to their concerns and help them to get the most out of their time at Trinity.

Credit

Trinity uses the ECTS, which is a student-centred system based on student workload. ECTS credits represent the student workload required to achieve the desired outcomes of modules and programmes. Each year of full-time undergraduate study carries 60 credits. All full year Erasmus/Visiting students are required to lake a minimum of 45 ECTS. One semester students are expected to take 20-30 ECTS. Credit values for modules at Trinity will vary, but usually will have a 5, 10 or 15 ECTS value depending on the length of the module and the number of hours.

Grading

The following marking scheme applies in Trinity College Dublin. Make sure to discuss grade and credit transfer with your home institution prior to studying abroad. General guidelines can be found here and here. Please note that marks can vary among Faculties at Trinity, and it is important to recognise that the grades may be very different from those at your home institution.

Degree Classification Grade Percentage Range
First Class Honours I 70-100%
Second Class Honours, First Division II.1 60-69%
Second Class Honours, Second Division II.2 50-59%
Third Class Honours III 40-49%
Fail F1 30-39%
  F2 below 29%

Transcripts

The Academic Registry processes exam results attained by all study abroad, exchange, Erasmus and EU Visiting students once finalised by their departments. The final marks are made available to the student on my.tcd.ie and transcripts of those results are then sent by post directly to the student's home university. The Academic Registry will be unable to prepare transcripts for a student until all of the relevant departments have returned results. Every effort is made to assist those students who require their transcript urgently for an exceptional reason such as to meet a deadline for graduation or application to a postgraduate course. For more information, visit: https://www.tcd.ie/academicregistry/transcripts/