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TJH Pathways - Preparing for Year 3

As part of registration for your second (SF) year of your Trinity Joint Honours programme, you chose a pathway for your studies and may have also engaged in choosing specific modules to undertake. After you complete and pass your second year examinations, you will be able to finalise your final degree award pathway and will follow this pathway for the third and fourth years of your study - it will not be possible to change your pathway between third and fourth year.

Please note that the degree pathway available to you will depend upon the pathway you took in your SF year. Students in Mathematics and Sociology should note that there are specific requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to achieve a Major or Single Honours award in either of these subjects - please contact them directly for further information.

The available degree pathways for students on Trinity Joint Honours programme combinations rising to their Junior Sophister year are listed below. Please click into the Degree Pathway of interest to you for information on each pathway.

We have included a few frequently asked questions at the bottom of this page. You may also find the Joint Honours Pathway Tool helpful in navigating your options and please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries.

Pathway Options for Trinity Joint Honours. Rising JS- Please see slides from the Information Session April 2023

Joint Honours Degree Pathway

    • This pathway is available to students on the Joint Honours Pathway or the Major with Minor Pathway in SF Year.
    • There is only one pathway in the Sophister years to a Joint Honours degree
    • In this pathway you will take 30 ECTS in each of your Joint Honours subjects in Junior Sophister year.
    • Then in Senior Sophister you will take 20 ECTS in each of your Joint Honours subjects and a 20 ECTS capstone project in one of your subjects.
    • You should be aware that some subjects have module pre-requisites that you will be required to fulfil in order to complete a Capstone project in that subject

 

Major with Minor Degree Pathways

    • These pathways are available to students that took the Joint Honours Pathway or the Major with Minor Pathway in SF Year.
    • There are two pathways in the Sophister years to a Major with Minor degree.
    • If you choose this pathway, you will need to indicate which subject is your Major subject and which subject is your Minor subject.
    • You should be aware that some subjects have module pre-requisites that you will be required to fulfil in order to complete a Capstone project in that subject.
    • Major with Minor Pathway – Continue studying your minor in Year 4 (Option A)
      • On this pathway in Year 3 you will undertake 40 ECTS in your Major Subject and 20 ECTS in your Minor subject
      • Then in Year 4 you will undertake 20 ECTS in each of your Major and Minor subject and complete your 20 ECTS Capstone in your Major subject.
    • Major with Minor Pathway – Finish studying the Minor in Year 3 (Option B)
      • On this pathway in Year 3 you will study 30 ECTS in both your Major and Minor subject in Year 3.
      • Then in Year 4 you will undertake 40 ECTS in your Major subject and complete your 20 ECTS Capstone in your Major subject.

 

Single Honours Degree Pathway

    • This pathway is available to students that took the Single Honours Pathway or the Major with Minor Pathway in SF Year.
    • You may only follow this pathway in the subject you completed 40 ECTS in Year 2.
    • You should be aware that some subjects have module pre-requisites that you will be required to fulfil in order to complete a Capstone project in that subject.
    • If you wish to proceed to a Single Honours award in any of the Languages, you may be required to spend the JS year abroad. Please contact your department for further information.
    • There is only one pathway in the Sophister years to a Single Honours degree
    • In this pathway in Year 3 you will take 50 ECTS in your Single Honours subject and a further 10 ECTS in Open Modules and Trinity Electives or in your 2nd Subject where you had continued studies in this subject in Year 2.
    • Then in Year 4 you will take 40 ECTS in modules in your Single Honours subject and complete the 20 ECTS capstone in your Single Honours subject.

 

FAQ

I would like to drop one of my Trinity Joint Honours subjects and pick up a new Trinity Joint Honours subject in Year 3. 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 chose a my degree pathway and now wish to change it. Is this possible?

If you are hoping to change your degree pathway for the 2022-23 academic year, you will need to request the appropriate form joint.honours@tcd.ie and discuss the matter with your tutor and academics in the relevant disciplines. Please note the deadline for returning the completed form for 2022-23 changes in Friday, 23rd September 2022.

Will I be able to change my degree pathway after Junior Sophister year?

Students participate in pathway selection for the final time after Senior Fresh year, it is not possible to change pathway between the Junior and Senior Sophister years.