Academic Requirements

Please note that all students must meet Trinity’s entry (matriculation) requirements for each of the Program pathways. The minimum matriculation requirements refer to the basic standard of application all prospective students must meet in order to be considered admissible to both Trinity and the Dual BA Program. Applications that do not demonstrate these requirements will not be successful. It is important to note that meeting the matriculation requirements does not guarantee admission. The standard matriculation requirements are passing grades in the following:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • A language other than English
  • A full set of valid subjects for your examination system.

Some academic programs/courses may have additional requirements for admission, which are detailed on the relevant course page. Where no Year 12 grades are available on your transcript, please indicate on your application for admission which courses are being taken.

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology: applicants must present with Greek, Latin, or another language other than English, normally to an equivalent standard to AP/Leaving Certificate H4 or equivalent (A-Level C; International Baccalaureate HL5; US Grade 12 C).  
     
  • English Studies: applicants must present with English as an entry subject, normally to AP/Leaving Certificate H4 standard or equivalent (A-Level C; International Baccalaureate HL5; US Grade 12 C). 
     
  • European Studies: students will study two languages from French, German, Italian, Modern Irish, Polish, Russian and Spanish. German, Italian, Polish, Russian and Spanish are available from the beginner level. No student may study more than one language as a beginner. Students accepted into this program, subject to the above regulations, will normally have at least AP/higher level grade 4 in the Leaving Certificate or equivalent  (A-Level C; International Baccalaureate HL5; US Grade 12 C)  in two of French, German, Italian, Modern Irish,  Polish, Russian, Spanish (H3 in the case of French, H4 In Modern Irish, and H4 in the case of Spanish if non-beginner). Students who have only one language (other than English or Irish) may also be admitted, subject to the above regulations, if they achieve a higher level grade H3 in the language in the Leaving Certificate or equivalent (A-Level B; International Baccalaureate HL6; US Grade 12 B).
     
  • Geoscience: Geography and Geoscience: applicants must present with at least two of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Applied Mathematics, or Agricultural Science, normally to AP/Leaving Certificate H4 standard or equivalent (A-Level C; International Baccalaureate HL5; US Grade 12 C).
     
  • Mathematics: Applicants must present with at minimum Mathematics to AP/Leaving Certificate Higher Level (H3) standard or equivalent (A-Level B; International Baccalaureate HL6; US Grade 12 B).
     
  • Middle Eastern and European Languages and Cultures: students study one of French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, or Spanish from their first year and one of Arabic, Hebrew, or Turkish from their second year. All languages except for French or Spanish may be studied as a complete beginner. Students may choose to do two languages as a complete beginner. All applicants to the Middle Eastern and European Languages and Cultures pathway must demonstrate proficiency in at least one language other than English or Irish, which should normally be to AP/Leaving Certificate standard H4 or equivalent (A-Level C; International Baccalaureate HL5; US Grade 12 C).
     
  • Neuroscience: Biological and Biomedical Science: applicants must present with at least two of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Applied Mathematics, or Agricultural Science, normally to AP/Leaving Certificate H4 standard or equivalent (A-Level C; International Baccalaureate HL5; US Grade 12 C).