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Trinity College Dublin

4.3 out of 5 (72 ratings / 39 reviews) Dublin, Ireland
Trinity College Dublin builds on its four-hundred-year-old tradition of scholarship to confirm its position as one of the great universities of the world, providing a liberal environment where independence of thought is highly valued and where students are nurtured as individuals and are encouraged to achieve their full potential.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

Trinity College Dublin was created by royal charter in 1592 . Its foundation came at a time when many universities were being established across western Europe in the belief that they would give prestige to the state in which they were located and that their graduates, clergy for the most part, would perform a vital service as civil administrators.

Education

Trinity offers an exceptional educational experience centred on a research-inspired curriculum. Courses include many module options, opportunities to studyat leading universities worldwide, and the chance to become involved in our research activities.The students come from every county in Ireland (with over 50% from outside Dublin) and all socio-economic backgrounds. The international students represent 118 different nationalities.

Research

Trinity College has five research institutes these include: Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI), Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN), Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS), Trinity Long Room Hub (TLRH) and Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN).

  • Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI)
The €131 million eleven-storey development (35,000m2) creates a corridor of academic activity and public interaction along Pearse Street.
  • Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures & Nanodevices (CRANN)
The Advanced Microscopy Laboratory (AML) houses Ireland's most advanced microscopy instrumentation.
  • Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS)

Career

Career Pathways is a college based, individualised transition planning service for students with disabilities as they progress through higher education and move into the workplace. The purpose of Career Pathways is to prepare the student for the world of work.It aims to support students in exploring their career options, to enhance their awareness of their needs, and to support them in managing their disability in the workplace. It also aims to link the individual with employers who are disability aware and who are positive role models.Career Pathways is an innovative service established by Trinity College Dublin.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
104 -16
2018
88 10
2017
98
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
120 -3
2018
117
2017
-
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
151
2017
151
2016
151
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
-
2018
212 15
2017
227
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

  • Student Support
Supports include a personal tutor for each student, a wide range of learning supports to aid your transition from second to third-level, an excellent CareersAdvisory Service to help you find employment and an Alumni Career Network for support after you have left College.
  • Student Services
Student services make a crucial contribution to the student experience at Trinity College. The mission of student services is to provide opportunities of the highest quality for student development in an inclusive, caring and cost effective way, consistent with the academic mission of College.

Housing services

  • The accommodation business unit manages student, staff and visitor accommodation. Some major initiatives introduced since 2014 have seen a redesign of the summer accommodation website, digital media campaigns to increase summer accommodation and the continued promotion of Trinity as a place for visitors to stay during the summer season.

Recent News on Summer Accommodation

  • The summer schools programmes are a burgeoning project for the university. Students stay in campus accommodation and utilise otherwise vacant classrooms for morning language classes. The revenue this generates for the College helps to refurbish rooms and upgrade teaching equipme

Library services

The Library of Trinity College Dublin is unique in the complex variety of roles it performs, ranging from a legal depository of British and Irish published works to its place as one of Ireland’s premier visitor attractions. But many of the challenges it faces are ones that will resonate across all universities and libraries, together with other academic and cultural institutions.

ICT services

IT Services

  • Username & Passwords
  • MyZone - Trinity Email
  • Connecting your Device
  • IT Services Computer Rooms
  • Saving Your Files
  • Printing, Scanning and Photocopying
  • Buying a Computer or Software
  • Useful Links
  • Getting Help
Once you have fully completed online registration at my.tcd.ie you will receive an Intray message there which contains your Trinity computer account username and initial network login password.

Medical services

  • Medical Cards (General Medical Service Scheme)

The College Health Service is a recognised Centre of Practice under the General Medical Service Scheme. Eligible students can arrange to register with the service by attending the College Health Service desk at registration or the College Health Centre.

Student Life

Campus life

Trinity is situated in the heart of Dublin's city centre, at the centre of the country's transport hub, in a beautiful campus which contains a wonderful mix of modern and historic facilities (including the country's largest research library).

Sports facilities

Getting involved in sport during your time at university is the best way to meet friends, try new activities, represent your College or simply keep healthy. The state-of-the-art sport facilities are available for use by all students and our varied programme of activity ensures that there is something for everyone – over 50 student clubs, swimming pool, 40+ weekly classes, gym, climbing wall and much more. The Department also runs a Sports Scholarship Programme to assist high performing athletes achieve sporting excellence alongside academic success.

Student clubs

Every student at Trinity College is automatically a member of the Students' Union and/or the Graduate Students' Union. The Students' Union, whose Officers – President, Education, Welfare, Communications and Entertainments Officers are elected by the whole student body, represent student interest and provides a range of student services. In House 6 in Front Square you will find the Students' Union offices, a shop, a travelcard office, fax and photo services and bookshop. The Students' Union Officers are also in House 6 where you can avail of confidential academic and welfare advice services.

Accreditation

  • Trinity College Dublin is recognised internationally as Ireland's premier university and is ranked in 61st position in the top 100 world universities by the QS World University Rankings 2013. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2013, Trinity is ranked 129th in the top 200 world universities.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Exciting new journey where you face new obstacles yet have a much wider support system. I have enjoyed the independence and freedom to become my own individual in a new city. I already know I'm going to miss this time in my life

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

very productive and realistic study experience and diverse classmates.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I expected my journey to be an easy one but academia is hard, however i found my fellow students and our study days great and beneficial . the college's level of learning was amazing.

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