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New Minor Subject Eligibility - Student Guide - Opening 24th May 2022


Choices available to Single Honors Senior Fresh students

Single Honors Senior Fresh students must choose between 20 credits in a new minor subject OR 20 credits of a combination of Trinity Electives and Open Modules. This choice is made by at the end of their Junior Fresh year.

The choices and pathways that are available to single honors students can be viewed on the Your Trinity Pathways website.

Student Eligibility

For a small number of minor subjects there are pre-requisites and not all students will be eligible to take up all subjects as a minor.
For the following four schools there are pre-requisites.

  • School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies
  • School of Creative Arts (Drama & Music only)
  • School of History and Humanities (Classical Languages)
  • School of Social Sciences and Philosophy (Economics only)

Generally a students eligibility to take up a new minor subject in SF year will be based on their Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) results.

Students should log into and view which subjects they are eligible to take under the "My Programme" tab.

A podcast outlining the process is here.

A Quickguide to the functionality is available here.

Requesting an academic assessment

If a student is marked as ineligible to take a new Minor Subject and they have competencies in this subject and want to take it up as a new minor subject.
They can request an academic assessment from the school offering the new minor subject.

Please direct all queries in relation to this to the relevant school contacts (scroll down to the bottom of the page).

Student Queries

Questions regarding new minor subjects should be directed to the school offering the new minor subject.
Further information on New Minor Subjects and the relevant school contacts are available here (scroll down to the bottom of the page).

You will be notified if you are eligible to take up a new minor subject and receive reminders closer to the time, if this selection relates to you.

Further information on New minor Subjects for 2022/23