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Open Modules

Open Modules

Open Modules are modules that are taught as part of or by other programmes but are complementary and related to your own programme of study. Open Modules will provide you with a wealth of opportunities to enrich the study of your core curriculum and to develop the Trinity Graduate Attributes.

**Open Module Lists for 21/22 for most programmes are now available!

Indicative lists of Open Modules by Single Honours and Joint Honours Programme for 2nd and 3rd Year Students

  • Programmes are grouped below under Single Honours or Joint Honours headings. Click on the appropriate heading to find your programme. Then, click on your programme to find the list of Open Modules approved by your Subject(s).
  • 2nd year Students interested in finding out more about individual Open Modules should consult the Index for Open Modules - SF Year 2021-22
  • 3rd year Students interested in finding out more about individual Open Modules should consult the Index for Open Modules - JS Year 2021-22
  • Students should review the documentation appropriate to their year and pathway on how to balance their Open Module and Trinity Elective credits with their core module credits.
  • Students on programmes not listed below should contact their School/Programme Office for details of the Open Modules available to them.

Single Honours Programmes and Pathways for 2nd Year Students

Please review Balancing your Open Modules & Trinity Electives for Senior Freshman Students on a Single Honours Degree Pathway as part of selecting your Open Modules & Trinity Electives.

Single Honours Programmes and Pathways for 3rd Year Students

Please review Balancing your Open Modules & Trinity Electives for Junior Sophister Students on a Single Honours Pathway as part of selecting your Open Modules and Trinity Electives.

Named Joint Honours Programmes

Trinity Joint Honours Programmes

Please review Balancing your Open Modules & Trinity Electives for Senior Freshman Students on a Joint Honours Degree Pathway as part of selecting your Open Modules & Trinity Electives.

Important Quick Facts about Open Modules

  • Open Modules in the 2nd year are taken in combination with Trinity Electives. For more information on Trinity Electives, see www.tcd.ie/trinity-electives.
  • Open Modules in the 3rd year may be taken in combination with Trinity Electives depending upon the number of Trinity Electives a student undertook in their 2nd year. Any student may take a maximum number of two Trinity Electives during their programme of study.
  • Open Modules are weighted at either 5 or 10 ECTS (credits); 5 credit modules are taught and assessed within one semester; 10 credit modules may be taught and assessed over one or two semesters. (The modules you take as part of your programme are worth either 5 or 10 credits and you must take 60 credits per year.)
  • The number of Open Modules you may take varies according to your programme. If you are on a Single Honours or Joint Honours programme (listed below) and opt to take Open Modules and Trinity Electives in your SF year (20 credits in total), you will take either 10 or 15 credits of Open Modules depending on whether you take one or two Trinity Electives (weighted at 5 credits each).
  • Open Modules will be selected as part of the online enrolment process after the end of year assessment results have been published.
  • Allocation will be on a first come, first served basis and places are subject to availability.
  • Additional information on Open Modules may be found at www.tcd.ie/courses/undergraduate/your-trinity-pathways and www.tcd.ie/courses/undergraduate/your-trinity-education.
  • Information on the activities and processes to be completed through MyTCD can be found at https://www.tcd.ie/academicregistry/trinity-pathways/student/

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