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Trinity College Dublin

Dublin , State ,Ireland

B.A. Honors Geography (JH)

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.

Do you enjoy…

Learning to understand the way that global environmental change will alter our future?

Finding out about the developing world and geopolitics?

Analysing landscapes and landscape development over time?

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 blogposts as part of their assessed work.

Geography at 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 Honors 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.

Your degree and what you’ll study
The first year Geography course aims to provide a solid grounding in human, physical and environmental geography, focusing on materials that are dealt with in greater depth in later years. For their fourth year, students specialising in Geography undertake a research dissertation and choose from optional modules that include:

  • Understanding Environmental Change
  • Globalisation and African Development
  • Historical Geography I and II
  • Periglacial Geomorphology
  • Environmental Governance II
  • Spatial Analysis Using GIS
  • Stormy Geomorphology
  • Urban Geography: Cities, Space and Culture


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

If you are an international student studying at Trinity, you might be considering internship and graduate work in Ireland, in your home country, or elsewhere. This section provides information for Non EU students on working in Ireland during and after your studies. For information and resources to support an international job search, see our Devex resource which includes international job search advice and information.

Employers value candidates who have more to offer than a good degree with high grades. They look for students who are well rounded and who have experience outside the classroom. Search for and take advantage of opportunities to gain experience, develop your skill set, and gain a clearer picture of what you like and don't like in terms of career options.

For example, you can get involved in some of the many student clubs and societies in college, volunteer or get a part time job. Remember that voluntary work is as valuable as paid work on your CV or resume - it's a great way to demonstrate your skills to future employers. Have a look at the TCD Civic Engagement website and check out volunteering opportunities in Ireland and abroad.

PSW Opportunity

2 Year

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • General Entry Requirements
  • Class XII – ISC, CBSE
  • 80-90% in six subjects at XII depending on course (or 5 at Grade XII and 1 at Grade X) Mathematics up to Grade X

International Baccalaureate

  • 3 subjects at Grade 5 (Higher Level)
  • 3 subjects at Grade 4 (Standard Level),
  • including English & Maths
  • 32 to 40 points, depending on course


  • 4 A2 or best 3 A2 plus one AS
  • Pass in English & Maths
  • *75% or above / HL Mathematics required
  • at Class XII level for Computer Science,Engineering, Science and Mathematics courses

*Additional requirements may apply for some courses

  • English Language Proficienc Test
  • IELTS - 6.5 (No individual band below 6)
  • TOEFL - 90 (Written score 21)
  • PTE Score -63 (No section below 59)

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