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Incoming Year 1 students 2020/2021

Welcome letter  

Welcome letter - Year 1 2020 - 2021 (PDF 100 kB)

2020-2021 Dates

The year will start with online orientation on the Monday 21st September.

See link below which we understand will be updated in the coming weeks:

Teaching will commence on Monday 28th September. Whilst most lecture material will be delivered online we will be organising to allow some lectures to be delivered in a socially distanced fashion to a proportion of the class. This is to allow all students to have an opportunity to interact with lecturers as they usually do on a fairly frequent basis. Different groups will be invited to lecturers on different days with the rest of the class able to join online. Tutorials will be delivered both in person and socially distanced and online. Practicals are being reorganised to reduce the size of practical groups to enable social distancing. This may require a few practicals to take place on Saturdays to allow adequate lab space. It is likely that students will be advised to wear masks for most of these activities and there will be added emphasis on hand hygiene etc.

Due to the slightly later start date this year, Semester 1 exams will be held after Christmas in the weeks of the 11th– 22nd January 2021.

This is an outline of the plans for starting the next academic year, based on the information we have at present. If there are any changes to these plans, that are outside our control, we will inform you immediately.

Latest updated: 10th June 2020.


Formal timetables for Year 1 are in progress and will be made available prior to the start of term. Overview of the year including start dates, Christmas break, reading and exam weeks will be provided in the next week or two.

TCD Medicine COVID-19 Newsletter

TCD Medicine COVID-19 Newsletter PDF (2.7MB)

College FAQ

The college website has a FAQ session and key updates in relation to the COVID-19 situation in College. If you are an incoming student and have a specific query in relation to Medicine Undergraduate, please email to