What will I learn?

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 increasingly interconnected, geographers are well placed to bring their understanding and skills to bear on social and environmental issues.

Geography: The course for you?

Trinity was 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 and blog-posts 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 is a place of intensive and extensive geographical scholarship in Ireland. We teach and research across the discipline, from development theory to coastal modelling, and from climate change to the social economy, all within different contexts, from Nigeria to New Zealand.

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. The focus in geography is on understanding spatial and temporal change on and of our planet. This allows for making direct connections with other disciplines and sub-disciplines that you will study through this Joint Honours programme.

Graduate skills and career opportunities

Geography offers a wide-array of career opportunities for graduates. As geographers, you will be trained to analyse and provide solutions to a broad range of global challenges, ranging from the environmental, to the economic, political and social. 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. A geographical training promotes the cross-fertilization of ideas, and a strong ability to engage and understand a range of approaches to problem solutions in different professions. 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, foreign affairs, leisure and tourism and overseas development.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
€20,609.00 (18,09,417) per year
EU Student Contribution: €3,000, EU fee in total: €5,681; Please refer Trinity College Dublin website for more up-to-date fee details.

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

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

September 2021, February 2022

Venue

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

College Green,

Dublin 2,

Dublin,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed high school; A minimum composite score of 29. Some courses may admit with a composite score of 28; 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 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).

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.

English Language Requirements:

  • 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).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Trinity College Dublin

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