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Geography (JH)

B.A. Honours Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 8) ; 4 years full-time ; 45 places ; CAO points: 422-564 (2021)

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Telephone Number

+353 1 896 1576

geog@tcd.ie

Website

www.tcd.ie/Geography

Course Fees

Click here for a full list of undergraduate fees.

What is Geography?

Geography is a discipline inherently suited to addressing current and future societal challenges. It asks questions about how and why human, physical, and environmental phenomena vary across space and time. Geography is intrinsically interdisciplinary and, as the world becomes increasingly interconnected, geographers are well placed to bring their understanding and skills to bear on social and environmental issues.

Do you enjoy…

  • Learning to understand the way that global environmental change will alter our future?
  • Finding out about the developing world and geopolitics?
  • Analysing landscapes and landscape development over time?

Geography: The course for you?

Today, geographical knowledge and experience are more important than ever, helping us to understand a dynamic and rapidly changing world. Our staff are world leaders in their chosen field and bring that expertise to their teaching. You will get to study in the classroom and the field, and undertake independent research in Ireland, overseas and even on Mars!

Geography at Trinity

Trinity is continually ranked in the world top 100 universities for geography and is a hub of intensive and extensive geographical scholarship in Ireland (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020). We teach and research across the subject, from coastal modelling and environmental change to development theory and urbanisation. Trinity geographers provide expert advice to governments and non-government institutions alike, on issues such as climate change, the economy, social inequality, health and wellbeing.

Graduate skills and career opportunities

Geographers are trained to analyse and provide solutions to diverse global challenges, ranging from the environmental and the urban, to the economic, political and social. This combination of subject specific (e.g. GIS, remote sensing, modelling) and transferable skills (e.g. teamwork, problem solving) make geography graduates highly valued in today’s job market, where adaptability and flexibility are widely regarded as assets.

Careers taken up by graduating geography students include urban and regional planning, environmental consultancy, research and teaching, financial services, foreign affairs, leisure, tourism and overseas development.

Your degree and what you’ll study

The first year Geography course aims to provide a solid grounding in human, physical and environmental geography, focusing on materials that are dealt with in greater depth in later years. During fourth year, students specialising in Geography undertake a research dissertation and choose from optional modules that include:

  • Understanding Environmental Change
  • Globalisation and African Development
  • Historical Geography I and II
  • Periglacial Geomorphology
  • Environmental Governance II
  • Spatial Analysis Using GIS
  • Stormy Geomorphology
  • Urban Geography: Cities, Space and Culture

Assessment

A combination of continuous assessment and end-of-semester examination is used.

There are QQI/FET routes available for this course. Please see www.cao.ie for details.

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Study abroad

There are opportunities for students to spend all or part of the third year studying abroad at Exeter, Bordeaux, Paris-Sorbonne, Prague (Charles University), Utrecht or Stockholm universities.

What our current students say

Rachel Skelly

“Geography at Trinity is fantastic. It’s a small department with its’ own building, library, and an incredible librarian! There’s so many interesting modules available across physical and human geography; and within those you have the opportunity to focus on the area you’re most passionate about. The lecturers really care about their students and want you to get the most out of your time in the department. Through the Geographical Society I’ve made friends across the years, with postgraduate students and with the lecturers. I honestly can’t recommend geography at Trinity highly enough, it has given me a great understanding of the world and really prepared me for the labour-force.”

What our graduates say

Sarah McDonagh

“It might be cheesy to say that ‘geography rocks’ but it’s true! Studying Geography at Trinity has left me with more than just an education. Through the wide range of modules offered within the course I have learnt a diverse range of skills which are really relevant in today’s society. Not only that, but the chance to partake in field-trips both at home and abroad makes this course an excellent place for forming lasting friendships while learning lots along the way.”

Course Details

Award

B.A. Honours Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 8)

Duration

4 years full-time

CAO Points Required

422-564 (2021)

Number of Places

45

Minimum entry points required are 422-564 (2021)
More information on minimum entry points

Admission Requirements

For general admission requirements please click here

Course Fees

Click here for a full list of undergraduate fees.

Get In Touch

Telephone Number

+353 1 896 1576

geog@tcd.ie

Website

www.tcd.ie/Geography