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TJH Pathways - Preparing for Year 2

In the 1st year of Trinity Joint Honours programmes, students study two subjects equally at 30 credits (ECTS) each. For the 2nd year of your programme you will select one of three available pathways:

  • To continue studying both subjects at 20 credits (ECTS) each and to take up 20 credits (ECTS) of Trinity Electives and Open Modules. This is usually referred to as the SF Joint Honours Pathway and students who choose this pathway will proceed towards obtaining an award in both of their subjects.
  • To continue studying both subjects, studying 40 credits (ECTS) in one of the subjects and 20 credits (ECTS) in the second subject. This is usually referred to as the SF Major with Minor Pathway.
  • To only continue studying one of the subjects undertaken in 1st year and to take up 20 credits (ECTS) of Trinity Electives and Open Modules. This is usually referred to as the SF Single Honours Pathway and in this instance students will proceed towards a Single Honours award in one subject only.

It is important to note that the pathway you choose can impact the award you will be able to graduate with, as per the image below. The Joint Honours Pathways Tool can also be helpful in exploring your options and seeing what impact they will have on your degree.

Year Two Pathway for Joint Honours programme

Pathway selection will take place shortly after marks are published at the end of the academic year around mid-June 2021.  If you have any queries, please contact us.

FAQ

I would like to continue studying my two subjects. Is it possible to study them at 30 credits (ECTS)?

Unfortunately this is not possible. We would recommend that you either study one subject at 40 credits and the other at 20 credits or that you take 20 credits in each and then take up 20 credits of Open Modules and Trinity Electives.

I would like to drop one of my Trinity Joint Honours subjects and pick up a new Trinity Joint Honours subject in Year 2. Is this possible?

Unfortunately it is not possible for students on Trinity Joint Honours programmes to change one of their subjects for a new one as part of pathway selection and modules choices. If you are interested in changing your subjects you will need to make a request to change your course through your College Tutor. You will find more details on Course Changes via the Senior Tutor's website

I would like to take up a New Minor Subject in Year 2. Is this possible?

Unfortunately it is not possible for students on Trinity Joint Honours programmes to take up a new minor subject in Year 2.