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Entry requirements:

  • A minimum 2.1 (upper-second class) Honours Bachelor’s degree from an Irish university or its international equivalent in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include but are not limited to the following: Languages, Literature, History, Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature, Human Geography, Sociology, Religious Studies, Gender Studies, Textual and Visual Studies, Visual Arts, Art History, Economics, Political Science.

Proficiency in English All candidates who are not native English speakers and have not completed a degree through the medium of English are required to prove their proficiency with the language. Trinity prefers IELTS, but will accept alternative tests provided by international organisations, such as TOEFL. This table provides the minimum score for IELTS and some alternatives:


IELTS

Grade 6.5 (No less than 6.5 in any section)

Certificates are valid for up to three years

Duolingo English Test

Overall score of at least 110/160 with no less than 110 in any category

Certificates must be dated since January 2020

TOEFL

iBT = 88

Certificates are valid for up to three years

Computer based = 230

Paper based = 570

University of Cambridge

180+ with no less than 175 in each skill

Certificates are valid for up to three years

Proficiency Certificate

Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)

Advanced Certificate

Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)

First Certificate

Grade A (CEFR Level C1)

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

A minimum score of 63 (no less than 59 for any section)

Certificates are valid for up to three years

Application and next steps

Applications are normally open from November until June and you may apply at any point. Places are offered to the best applicants on a first-come first-served basis. Places are limited, and for that reason, it is recommended that you apply as early as possible. The deadline for applications is June 30th.

Required Materials

For this course, you will need to submit the following materials to apply:

Sample of Academic Writing 

As part of your application, you also need to submit a sample of no more than 2,500 words (excluding bibliography) of your best academic writing in English.
When we assess your application, we will pay particular attention to:

  • your ability to build and present a logical, cohesive argument
  • your ability to analyse and evaluate the arguments of others
  • your ability to adhere to the norms of academic writing (referencing, quotation, avoiding plagiarism* and other forms of academic misconduct, and bibliography)
  • your command of academic English

* we make use of Turnitin and other software to check for plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct in the samples submitted. An application may be rejected if samples of work submitted are found to include instances of such misconduct. .

English Language Qualifications 

Unless you have completed a degree through the medium of English or are a native speaker, you are required to prove your proficiency with the language. Please upload your certificate as part of your application.

Degree Certificate(s) 

You will need to provide degree certificates (in PDF format) that prove you have completed all of the degrees you mention in your application. If you haven’t yet completed your degree, you can still apply and supply these documents when you have them. If your certificates are not in English, and are not issued by Trinity, please obtain an official translation into English and upload both the translation and the original to the system.

Degree Transcripts 

You will need to provide official transcripts (in PDF format) showing all of the components you have completed as part of your degree(s). If your transcripts are not in English, and are not issued by Trinity, please obtain an official translation into English and upload both the translation and the original to the system.

Two Reference Letters 

You will need to provide reference letters from two referees who can provide references written in English, explaining why you would be a strong candidate for the course. It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact their referees and inform them of their intention of applying for this programme. Referees listed by the applicant on Trinity's online application system will automatically receive an electronic reference request, providing them with a Trinity reference template and a link to upload their references.

Online Application Form 

Once you have all of these materials, click “Apply” below and fill out the online application form in full.

IMPORTANT: please note that you must specify the category of each attachment you upload (for example, when uploading an official transcript, you need to specify that the attachment is an “Official Transcript”). Otherwise your application may be deemed incomplete

 

 

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