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Curriculum Principles & Programme Architecture

The Curriculum Principles & Programme Architecture were approved at University Council June 2016 and revised in June 2018.

In September 2019, it was noted at Undergraduate Studies Committee (USC/19-20/004 refers) that under the Common Architecture, pathway choice will be introduced on a phased basis. In essence this means:

  • For Single Honors (SH) entry, all students will take 40 credits of their subject in their Senior Freshman year and choose between 20 credits in a new minor subject OR 20 credits of a combination of Trinity Electives and Open Modules.
  • New minor subjects will be offered to Single Honors (SH) students only in the first phase of rollout.
  • For Joint Honors entry and Common entry students, where a student wishes to achieve a Single Honors award, they must take 40 ECTS in that subject in their Senior Freshman year.
  • Under the Common Architecture, if students take only 20 credits in a subject in their Senior Freshman year, they cannot exit with a Single Honors award in that subject.

The below Programme Architecture Diagrams have been updated to reflect the changes arising from the phased introduction.

Programme Architecture Diagrams

A detailed breakdown of the Programme Architecture is available for download in Excel format.
If you have any follow up questions in relation to Curriculum Principles or Programme Architecture please contact the TEP Team on trinityeducationproject@tcd.ie