Trinity Courses Show Strong Demand in CAO Applications for 2014

Posted on: 10 March 2014

This year 7,728 students selected Trinity College Dublin as their first preference in their CAO applications and a total of 17,887 students applied to Trinity College representing 24 % of the total number of applications submitted to CAO.

Courses that show a marked increase in first preference applications are: Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials (+ 77%); Earth Sciences (+25%), Engineering with Management (+24%) while Enginnering remained the same as last year, Human Genetics (+8%), Radiation Therapy (+16%); Occupational Therapy (+11%); Physiotherapy (+3%); Pharmacy (+2%).

Similarly first preference applications rose in Business, Economics and Social Studies (+ 8%),   Psychology (+ 6%), Law and Business (+ 13%), Irish Studies (+22%) and Ancient & Medieval History and Culture (+25%). 

Trinity’s Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Dr Patrick Geoghegan welcomed the level of interest in Trinity courses from prospective students: There is something distinctive about the Trinity Education, based around a research-inspired curriculum where students are encouraged to reach their full potential through their engagement both inside and outside of the classroom.  We aim to educate active citizens, with the range of skills needed in the 21st century.”