B.A. (Moderatorship) in Geography: Geography and Geoscience Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin



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What is Geography?

Geography is truly interdisciplinary as it spans a broad spectrum of the social, biological, informational and physical sciences. As the world becomes interconnected, geographers are well placed to bring their understanding and skills to bear on social and environmental issues.

Geography: The course for you?

Trinity is ranked in the world top 100 universities for Geography (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018).

In recent years, third and fourth year geography students have been involved in academic staff-led fieldwork from Clare Island to Mallorca, undertaken summer research projects in Kenya and made digital video documentaries as part of their assessed work.

Geography @ Trinity

Geography Matters! In contemporary society it is clear that geographical knowledge and experience are more important than ever; helping us know and understand a dynamic and rapidly changing world.

Geography at Trinity College Dublin is a place of intensive and extensive geographical scholarship in Ireland. We teach and research across the discipline from Nigeria to New Zealand, from development theory to coastal modelling, and from climate change to the social economy.

We aim to challenge students intellectually and foster and maintain world-class research and teaching in a supportive and collegial atmosphere.
Geography is an integrative subject with an international outlook and openness to interdisciplinary collaboration.

Graduate skills and career opportunities

A wide range of career options is potentially available to Geography graduates. The combination of a broad-based discipline and training in highly relevant transferable skills is valued in today’s job market, where adaptability and flexibility are widely regarded as assets. Careers taken up by graduating geography students in recent years include urban and regional planning, environmental consultancy and research and teaching as well as positions in such areas as financial services (including insurance), foreign affairs, leisure and tourism and overseas development.

Your degree and what you’ll study

The first two years of the course provide a grounding in Geography with particular emphasis on physical geography, human-environment interactions and geoscience. You will take the core first year modules ‘Spaceship Earth: An Introduction to Earth System Science’, ‘Geology: A Beginner’s Guide to Planet Earth’, and ‘The Anthropocene: Constructing the Human Planet’, in addition to foundation modules in mathematics, statistics and computation. In addition, you will have the opportunity to tailor your experience by selecting optional modules drawn from among the chemical, physical and biological sciences, and human geography.

In third and fourth year you will deepen your knowledge in particular subject areas, whilst further developing your portfolio of practical and technical skills. The programme structure allows considerable flexibility in module choice whilst retaining coherent curriculum design to ensure graduates are prepared for entry to the constantly changing job market. Topics covered during the third and fourth year include climate and environmental change, geomorphology, environmental governance, globalisation and development. In the fourth year, you will complete a significant piece of independent Capstone research on your chosen specialism.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study B.A. (Moderatorship) in Geography: Geography and Geoscience.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

€26,985.00 (23,74,977) per year

EU Student Contribution: €3,000, EU fee in total: €7,332; Please refer Trinity College Dublin website for more up-to-date fee details.

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


Sep-21, Feb-22


Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

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Republic of Ireland

Entry requirement for international students

Entry to Trinity College Dublin’s undergraduate programmes is highly competitive. International applicants must have completed a high school qualification equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. General matriculation requirements include pass grades in English, mathematics and a language other than English. Additional requirements may apply for some courses.

All applicants must present an English language qualification. Accepted/Permitted English language qualifications are:

  • Irish Leaving Certificate: a grade D3 or better in Ordinary level English.
  • GCSE: a grade C or better in English Language.
  • TOEFL: Internet based 90 (with a written score of 21).
  • University of Cambridge: 180+ on Cambridge English scale with no less than 175 in each skill and use of English i.e. Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2), Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2), First Certificate, Grade A (CEFR Level C1),
  • IELTS: (Academic version) 6.5 (no individual band below 6)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 (with no section score below 59).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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