Trinity College - The University of Dublin
Trinity College Dublin is a university with a long and distinguished reputation in research and scholarship. However, to our prospective students, it will be our present standing as a high-ranking centre of learning, and as Ireland's leading university, that will be most important.
Almost one in three students in Trinity is a postgraduate and one in ten is reading for a doctorate degree. If you come to Trinity you will be part of this vibrant research community, located in the heart of Dublin city but relying on an international perspective to drive research and teaching across many disciplines.
We welcome applications from well-qualified graduates from anywhere in the world - please feel free to contact the graduate course directors, or the Graduate Studies Office, for further information.
Professor Veronica Campbell
Trinity College was founded in 1592 and is the single constituent college of the University of Dublin. Trinity is the oldest, and top-ranking, university in Ireland and one of the oldest in Europe.
For over 400 years, we have maintained a strong tradition in scholarship and research, adapting effectively to the needs of successive generations. Many famous people of Irish letters and history were educated at Trinity, including Jonathan Swift, Oliver Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker and Samuel Beckett. Contributions to science have come from mathematician William Rowan Hamilton, and Nobel Prize winner Ernest Walton, who was honoured for his work on the atom. Trinity alumni have been part of the cultural and political life of the country for centuries. In modern times, these include the first President of the Republic, Douglas Hyde, former President and current Chancellor of Trinity, Mary Robinson and current President of Ireland, Mary McAleese.
Situated in the heart of the capital city, Trinity students enjoy a vigourous learning experience of life-long value. Recent developments have seen an expansion of the Health Sciences off-campus in two of the major teaching hospitals in Dublin, at St. James's and Tallaght. In addition, modern accommodation and high-end sporting facilities are provided both on and off campus.
Research students are vital to the intellectual drive of the University and make up a significant proportion of the student body. We are proud of the dynamic and diverse campus culture fostered in Trinity and the opportunities we give our students to congregate, socialize and study together.
Postgraduate Study in Trinity College
Trinity College Dublin is a highly-ranked center of academic and research excellence. It is the number one-ranked university in Ireland, recently listed 52nd in the world and 13th in Europe. The standard set for postgraduate study is exceptionally high. Trinity offers a huge array of taught Masters courses and advanced PhD-level training.
Teaching and learning is supported by high-tech resources and modern infrastructures, complimenting the leafy quadrangles and historic buildings that are the hallmarks of the Trinity experience. Recent flagship buildings on campus include the Trinity Long Room hub for the digital humanities and the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN), which is recognized internationally as a leading institute for nanoscience research.
Every university can be judged by the strength of its commitment to research. At Trinity, we support individual academic excellence, while building partnerships with major multinational companies and fostering inter-institutional cooperation in complimentary areas of research, nationally and internationally.
There are several multi-disciplinary research centres and an active inter-institutional programme of postgraduate training, which gives added value to the educational experience of our students. We train PhD students in innovation and entrepreneurship, helping them identify the potential for innovation in their research through workshops, modules and creative problem-solving projects. This added dimension is what makes our graduates highly sought after amongst the biggest employers in the world.
Funding Opportunities for Research Students
The University offers two types of postgraduate awards to students on the full-time research register. The Ussher Awards are prestigious and very competitive awards covering full fees and providing significant maintenance. Postgraduate Studentships are more numerous, but equally competitive, and are awarded by individual Schools within College. These also cover full fees and are open to students from all over the world.
A limited number of students may be accommodated on historic campus in the centre of the city. However, the modern and comfortable Trinity Hall owned by the University offers extensive accommodation in a variety of combinations. It is situated on leafy grounds about 4km (2.5 miles) from Trinity and is linked to the city centre by a fast tramline. Find out more about College accommodation and the on-line application facility at www.tcd.ie/accommodation/StudentsandStaff.
How To Apply
For more information on all of Trinity College's taught and research opportunities please consult the Graduate Studies Office website: www.tcd.ie/Graduate_Studies.
Graduate Studies Office, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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