Trinity College Dublin

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

Medicine & Health (48)
Social Sciences (34)
Humanities (23)
Education & Training (13)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (11)
Arts, Design & Architecture (7)
Engineering & Technology (7)
Computer Science & IT (6)
Applied Sciences & Professions (5)
Law (4)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



Trinity College is Ireland’s premier university and one of the world's leading universities. Trinity College was founded in 1592 and is consistently ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide. It is situated in the heart of Dublin city, mere minutes away from countless shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, and historic tourist sites.


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.


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 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.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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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
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
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
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.


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

  • Trinity Hall
Trinity Hall accommodates over 1,000 students in shared single or twin apartments with several different room types. This well-equipped residence is 4 kms from the city centre with good public transport connections by LUAS (tram) and bus.
  • Finding your own accommodation
If you have not secured housing in advance of your arrival, we strongly advise you to arrive as early in September as possible in order to maximise your chances of finding suitable and affordable accommodation.
  • Accommodation Advisory Service
If you do not secure Trinity housing, or wish to find your own accommodation, an Accommodation Advisory Service will operate during August and September.
  • Temporary Housing

Library services

Trinity College Library Dublin is the biggest library in Ireland. A compulsory tour of the Library will be scheduled for you lasting approximately 15 minutes. This brief tour will introduce you to an essential service for your academic progress over the next few years.

Library eResources for:
  • Business and Social Sciences
  • Education and Psychology
  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences
  • History

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 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.


  • 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.