The academic program at TCD is characterized by relatively small classes, easily accessible professors, and independent or self-directed study focused in the major. You will attend the same classes as Trinity College Dublin university students, choosing from a slightly restricted range of disciplines.
The only department at TCD that is not open to you is Health Sciences. Computer Science and Chemistry cannot offer Fall semester exams and are not open to Fall students. Therefore, courses in Computer Science and Chemistry are open to Spring and Year students only. Drama and Theater have limited spaces and will accept Drama and Theater majors only. The Drama Department offers courses in theater history, theory, and dance. Acting courses are not available for this program.
Use the following resources to learn about TCD courses on EAP:
- Make sure to check the Academic Guide for all Irish Universities to see if Trinity College Dublin offers the subject areas you want to study.
- Trinity College Dublin online catalogs or course listings.
- MyEAP Course Catalog lists courses previously taken by UC students at Trinity College Dublin. Additional courses are available and not all courses may still be offered.
You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad. 21 to 24 quarter/14 to 16 UC units per semester are required. A total of 42 to 48 quarter/28 to 32 semester UC units are required each year.
Research and independent study for academic credit may be possible at Trinity College Dublin. Arrangements are generally made at the EAP Study Center after arrival, and predeparture preparation may be required.
Research and Independent Study
Trinity College is the oldest university in Ireland and dates back to the 16th century. Situated in the city center of Dublin, this university has some 51 acres that hold beautiful historic buildings, like the library that houses the famous Book of Kells, alongside modern facilities that suit the needs of their 17,000 students. The central location of the university ensures that the academic community is an intimate part of the city’s life.
- Trinity College Dublin is recognised internationally as Ireland's premier university and is ranked in 65th position in the top 100 world universities by the QS World University Rankings 2011.
- The University of Dublin, Trinity College was founded in 1592
- In 2009/10, TCD secured €82m in research income
- Famous alumni include Jonathan Swift (author of Gulliver’s Travels), playwright Samuel Beckett, Nobel Prize for literature, and most famously playwright Oscar Wilde.