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B.A. (Moderatorship) ; 4 years full-time

What is Science?

Science is about knowledge: the generation of knowledge through research and its acquisition through learning. Scientific investigation allows us to understand the world around us: how the physical world evolved since the Big Bang approximately 13.8 billion years ago; the nature of the chemical world; the origin of life and its evolution into the spectacular diversity and complexity of life forms that are evident today. Importantly, the application of scientific knowledge has led to world changing developments such as modern medicine, the mobile phone, the world-wide web and efficient methods of energy production. Moreover, as we acquire new knowledge, our understanding of the world changes which in turn leads to new and better applications. There is still much to discover and new applications to be developed. Do you want to contribute?

Science: The course for you?

Science at Trinity is offered through four different entry routes/streams leading to an honours degree following four years of study. We have reimagined our science programme and offer students the opportunities to choose from four entry paths/streams: Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Chemical Sciences; Geography and Geoscience; Physical Sciences. Four entry routes leading to one of 19 exit routes. The programme will offer students a detailed knowledge and thorough understanding of the scientific method plus an appreciation that scientific knowledge changes and evolves in response to the acquisition of new information. Students will learn scientific skills while developing communication skills and an understanding of the role and Influence of scientific knowledge on society.

Science @ Trinity

The advantages of studying science in Trinity

  • Outstanding teaching by scientists and mathematicians who are at the forefront of their fields worldwide
  • Coherent, progressive programmes in four broad streams
  • Wide range of specialist moderatorship subjects
  • Broad choice of additional, approved and elective modules
  • All students complete a Capstone research project
  • Small classes in third and fourth years
  • Opportunities for study abroad before and after graduation
  • Rigorous education and training in chosen field
  • Additional emphasis on transferable skills
  • Excellent career prospects in Ireland and abroad
  • Trinity is recognised internationally as one of the top research universities in Europe
  • Research-led teaching by world leaders in their fields of study

Graduate Skills and Career Opportunities

GRADUATE SKILLS

Science Graduates develop a wide range of skills including:

  • A working understanding of the scientific method and how scientific knowledge is acquired
  • A broad understanding of the basic scientific disciplines
  • A capability for critical thinking and evaluation of current and novel concepts and ideas
  • A detailed knowledge of the specialist area of study, its core principles and an awareness of its knowledge boundaries
  • Creativity, with an ability to formulate novel concepts and ideas
  • The ability to collect qualitative and quantitative data with precision and organisation
  • The numeracy to analyse and critically evaluate data using appropriate mathematical, statistical, computational and other relevant methods
  • Ability to work both individually and within a team
  • Capability to manage a project, set and achieve objectives and manage resources.
  • Capability to communicate knowledge, concepts and ideas to scientific and non-scientific audiences.
  • Capability to communicate effectively within a team and between teams working collaboratively in both inter- and intra-disciplinary contexts.
  • An understanding of the role and influence of scientific knowledge on society.
  • An appreciation of the importance of scientific knowledge in wealth generation and entrepreneurship.
  • An appreciation of the requirement to use scientific knowledge for sustainable progress, growth and development.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: WHAT CAN I DO WITH A SCIENCE DEGREE?

Many Trinity Science and Mathematical graduates pursue graduate courses or research leading to an M.Sc. or PhD.

Trinity Science and Mathematics graduates pursue a wide variety of careers in a diversity of areas – for example:

  • Universities and research institutes
  • Chemical and pharmaceutical industries
  • Biotechnology
  • Electronics, computer and IT industries
  • Agricultural and food industries
  • Energy, mining and water industries
  • Environmental management
  • Medicine
  • Hospital and medical services
  • Teaching
  • Science communication and journalism
  • Science administration
  • Law, business, financial services

Your degree and what you’ll study

Trinity Science is split into four different entry routes:

TR060

BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
(Degree options: Biochemistry; Botany; Environmental Sciences; Genetics; Human Genetics; Immunology; Microbiology; Molecular Medicine; Neuroscience; Physiology; Zoology)

TR061

CHEMICAL SCIENCES – CHEMISTRY; MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY; NANOSCIENCE
(Degree options: Chemistry, Chemistry with Molecular Modelling, Medicinal Chemistry, Nanoscience)

TR062

GEOGRAPHY AND GEOSCIENCE
(Degree options: Geography; Geoscience)

TR063

PHYSICAL SCIENCES – PHYSICS; PHYSICS AND ASTROPHYSICS; NANOSCIENCE
(Degree options: Physics; Physics and Astrophysics; Nanoscience)

FIRST AND SECOND YEARS

In the first and second years, students choose modules from a variety of subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geosciences, Mathematics and Physics.

For further details and to see what our current students say, check out our website: www.tcd.ie/Science/prospective/

Course Details

Award

B.A. (Moderatorship)

Duration

4 years full-time

Admission Requirements

For general admission requirements please click here

Leaving Certificate H6 or O4 Mathematics

H4 in two of: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics/Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Applied Mathematics or Agricultural Science

Advanced GCE (A-Level) Grade B Mathematics

Grade C In two of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Geology, Geography or Further Mathematics

Combinations of subjects not permitted: Physics/Chemistry with Physics or Chemistry
Agricultural Science with Biology
Applied Mathematics with Mathematics

Get In Touch

Telephone Number

+353 1 896 2829
+353 1 896 2022

science@tcd.ie

Website

www.tcd.ie/Science/prospective/