CAO applications show upward trend for Trinity degrees

Posted on: 15 August 2019

Popularity in Trinity degrees continues to rise with 7,660 students opting for Trinity College Dublin as their CAO first preference this year. A total of 17,920 students, a fifth of all CAO applications, from all over Ireland applied to the university. Up to 3,335 places are being offered to students to study at Trinity this year. This includes students who have been offered places through access routes and the Feasibility Study.

Vice-Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Professor Jürgen Barkhoff said: “Congratulations to all students who have received a CAO offer today. It is such an achievement and a real testament to all your hard work.  We look forward to having you with us as you are embarking on an exciting journey of exploration. We will provide you with the best of teaching and support to help you continuously develop and fulfill your full potential both academically and personally.”

This year, Trinity’s Business programmes have once again proven very popular. In its third year the new Global Business degree has received strong interest. The entry requirement is 566*, 11 points up from last year. Similarly, BESS, the Business Economic and Social Studies degree is in popular demand with 520*, up 9 points from last year. New Trinity Business students will also have the added advantage of the state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities in the newly opened Trinity Business School.

There was strong demand for Engineering, Mathematics and Science. STEM subjects which saw an increase included Engineering at 497, up 9 points on last year, and Engineering with Management at 522 up 12 points. Similarly, there were increases in Mathematics at 566, up 32 points; Theoretical Physics at 565, up 34 points; Management Science and Information Systems Studies (MSISS) at 589, up 12 points; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences at 520, up 11 points. Additionally, Geography and Geoscience at 435 saw an increase of 22 points, and Physical Sciences at 510, increased by one point.

In the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, there were increases in Film Studies at 478 up 11 points; History at 531, up 25 points; Sociology at 473, up 17 points. Additionally, Psychology at 565 points increased by 22 points, while Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology at 566 saw an increase of three points.  Points for Law remained the same at 533.

In the Health Sciences the demand for Medicine remains strong and this year it is on offer at 730 points, down a point from last year. There were no changes in Dental Science at 590* or Physiotherapy at 542, while Occupational Therapy at 522 saw an increase of 14 points. Points for Nursing programmes went down with the exception of Integrated General & Children’s Nursing which increased by 12 points.


Notes to Editors

*random selection applies


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