Trinity College Dublin

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Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2Located in the heart of Dublin city and founded in 1592, Trinity College Dublin is an historic university making a modern impact. As Ireland's leading university, ranked No. 1 in Ireland by the QS World University Rankings, Trinity holds a global position as a leader in top-quality, internationally recognised higher education. Trinity has a diverse and multicultural community of over 17,000 students pursuing courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level.

Undergraduate students at Trinity College Dublin can choose from over 400 courses covering a wide range of disciplines, with the majority of departments offering four-year degree programmes. There are flexible subject combinations in the Arts and Humanities, Sciences, Engineering and Health Sciences, allowing students to study the areas which interest them most. For students with multiple academic interests, Two Subject Moderatorships (TSM) are double honors degrees.

Trinity College Dublin has a strong reputation for its approachable lecturers who are leaders in their fields. Our undergraduate courses have a strong emphasis on working in small groups and offer regular tutorials and seminars. Our focus on research leads to constant revision and updating of all courses to incorporate the very latest findings into our curriculum and ensure that teaching is innovative and cutting-edge.

Strategic Plan

The College is committed to excellence in both research and teaching, to the enhancement of the learning experience of each of its students and to an inclusive College community with equality of access for all. The College will continue to disseminate its knowledge and expertise to the benefit of the City of Dublin, the country and the international community.

Trinity is ranked

  • 71st in top 100 world universities
  • 28th in the world for English Language and Literature
  • 31st in the world for Politics and International Studies
  • 33rd in the world for History
  • 42nd in the world for Modern Languages
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

A variety of modules is offered each year, drawn from the list below. A module on Research and Methods is compulsory; students select a further 5 modules for assessment and write a dissertation. Teaching takes places in Dublin over two terms. A one term, non-degree course of study is available which is ideal for those on sabbatical, or who prefer a shorter period of study. There is also the option of attending single modules... [+]

M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies A variety of modules is offered each year, drawn from the list below. A module on Research and Methods is compulsory; students select a further 5 modules for assessment and write a dissertation. Modules Authority, Tradition, Experience: Ecumenics as Intercultural Theology World Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue ®®: Meaning and Practice Religions and Ethics in a Pluralist World Nature, Grace and the Triune God Developing Doctrine: Identity and Change in Christian Tradition Interpreting Ecumenical Ecclesiology An Ecumenics of Loss: Religion, Modernity and Reconciliation Creation, Cosmology and Ecotheology Engaging Religious Fundamentalism Christian Seeds in Hindu Soil: Christianity in South Asia The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque: Christianity in the World of Islam On Being Human: Theological Anthropology in Cross-cultural Perspective The Many Faces of Jesus: Christology and Cultures Comparative/Interreligious Ethics Cross-cultural Ministry and Interreligious Encounter Muslim God, Christian God: Islam and Muslim-Christian Comparative Theology Hindu God, Christian God: Hinduism and Hindu-Christian Comparative Theology Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations Issues in Buddhist-Christian Dialogue Northern Ireland: Conflict, Religion and the Politics of Peace Religions and International Relations Comparative/Interreligious Ethics Teaching takes places in Dublin over two terms. A one term, non-degree course of study is available which is ideal for those on sabbatical, or who prefer a shorter period of study. There is also the option of attending single modules. Modules from the M.Phil. in International Peace Studies and the M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation are also open to students on the M.Phil. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies. Students seeking to be assessed for their work on a module in either of the two other programmes must first secure the permission of the relevant course coordinators. Dissertation A research dissertation (15,000 – 20,000 words) to be supervised by an appropriate member of staff and to be submitted by 20 August. Admission Requirements Applicants should normally have an honors degree at second class level or GPA 3.2 or above. Students not meeting these criteria may exceptionally be considered at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies. [-]

M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip. in International Peace Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

International Peace Studies examines the sources of war and armed conflict and suggests methods of preventing and resolving them through processes of peacemaking and peacebuilding. The course combines perspectives from international relations, ethics and conflict resolution to reflect critically upon the wide range of social, political and... [+]

M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip. in International Peace Studies International Peace Studies examines the sources of war and armed conflict and suggests methods of preventing and resolving them through processes of peacemaking and peacebuilding. The course combines perspectives from international relations, ethics and conflict resolution to reflect critically upon the wide range of social, political and economic issues associated with peace and political violence. A week-long Mediation Summer School provides an opportunity to develop practical skills in the area of conflict resolution and mediation. There is also the option to participate in various field trips in Ireland and abroad. Students are required to take the two core modules as well as four modules from the list of modules. A sufficient number of optional modules must be taken to fulfil credit requirements. Core Modules The Politics of Peace and Conflict Research Methods Students must take four modules from the following list of options: International Politics Ethics in International Affairs Conflict Resolution and Nonviolence Armed Conflict, Peace-building and Development The United Nations and Conflict Resolution Human Rights in Theory and Practice Gender, War and Peace Northern Ireland: Conflict, Religion and the Politics of Peace The Politics of the Idea of Europe Race and Ethnicity, Theoretical Concepts Ethnic Conflict, Peace and the State Religion and International Relations NGOs in Theory and Practice: Internship Module Some changes to the structure and content of this course may be made during 2016-17. Prospective candidates should contact the Executive Officer for information on new developments. Teaching takes place in Dublin over two terms. A one term, non-degree course is available and is ideal for those on sabbatical, or for those who prefer a shorter period of study. There is also the option of attending single modules. Modules from the M.Phil. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies and the M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation are open to students on the M.Phil. in International Peace Studies. Students seeking to be assessed for their work on a module in either of the two other courses must first secure the permission of the relevant course coordinators. Dissertation A research dissertation (15,000 – 20,000 words) to be supervised by an appropriate member of staff and to be submitted by 20 August. Admission Requirements Applicants should normally have an honors degree at second class level or GPA 3.2 or above. Students not meeting these criteria may exceptionally be considered at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies. [-]

M.Phil. in Chinese Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The M.Phil. in Chinese Studies seeks to develop students’ in-depth knowledge and understanding of China in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries within a comparative, global context. [+]

M.Phil. in Chinese Studies at Trinity This interdisciplinary two-year taught Master's degree in Chinese Studies offers a unique opportunity for you to engage deeply and critically with China today, and to provide a solid and rigorous foundation for your career aspirations. Our Master's degree in Chinese Studies seeks to develop students’ in-depth knowledge and understanding of China in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries within a comparative, global context. We approach the study of China from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including modern Chinese history and thought, politics and governance, language, society and culture. Flexible Design You can tailor your Master's programme according to your language ability and interests. Students choose between two key strands. Strand 1 offers you intensive Mandarin tuition in addition to the core modules on contemporary China, and aims to you to an intermediate proficiency level in spoken and written Mandarin. Strand 2 provides for students who have prior Chinese language learning experience and is also suitable if you are a native speaker of Mandarin. Strand 1: Core modules a) Chinese language and writing system b) Modern Chinese history c) Contemporary Chinese society and politics d) China in comparative perspective e) Mandarin 1 f) Mandarin 2 Strand 1: Elective modules a) Governance and politics of the PRC b) Business and economy of contemporary China c) Religion and thought d) Chinese diaspora and language in a global context e) Mandarin 3 f) Mandarin 4 Strand 2: Core modules a) Chinese language and writing system b) Modern Chinese history c) Contemporary Chinese society and politics d) China in comparative perspective e) Mandarin reading and discussion group on contemporary China Strand 2: Elective modules a) Governance and politics of the PRC b) Business and economy of contemporary China c) Religion and thought d) Chinese diaspora and language in a global context e) Mandarin 3 f) Mandarin 4 Study in China The first two semesters of the degree are delivered in Dublin. In the third semester of the degree, you will gain first-hand experience and understanding of Chinese life and society through our Study Abroad programme in one of Trinity's partner universities. You then return to Trinity College to complete the fourth and final semester, and submit a Master's dissertation. Dissertation Students write a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words on a topic within one of the three disciplinary areas of the Chinese Studies degree programme. Entry requirements Applicants are normally required to possess a good Honours Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification. The course is designed for students from a wide range of backgrounds. A background in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is helpful but not a requirement. [-]

M.Phil. in Literary Translation

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The M.Phil combines two core courses, which address theoretical, linguistic and practical issues common to all, or most translation situations. It also provides a selection of specialized options, which include courses on the practical issues of literary translation and the comparative approach... [+]

M.Phil. in Literary Translation There is widespread interest in literary translation as a form of literary study, and as a discipline that extends the reading and writing skills obtained in an Arts degree. Trinity College builds on its large and successful language teaching experience in creating a programme specifically designed for the production and study of literary translations. The course brings together in an interdisciplinary framework, the expertise to create a unique programme for practitioners, future practitioners and students of the art of translation. The target language is English, but the following source languages are also available: French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Czech and Polish. Where requested, we will try to provide support in other languages. The programme is taught by experienced lecturers, several of whom have published translated books, and by guest translators. It features a seminar in which students present and discuss their own work. A graduate of the course will be well equipped to undertake literary, cultural, academic or philosophical translation, and will be qualified for employment in any area demanding intercultural awareness and excellent writing and analytical skills. The aim is to each translation as an art, and to form professionals who will have learned to work in an ethos of mutual intellectual and linguistic exchange. The M.Phil combines two core courses, which address theoretical, linguistic and practical issues common to all, or most translation situations. It also provides a selection of specialized options, which include courses on the practical issues of literary translation and the comparative approach. [-]

M.Phil. in Textual and Visual Studies

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This course explores the relationship between textual and visual forms of apprehension and expression in the modern world and their impact on European culture post-1900. The focus of the core module is on the graphic arts (poster, postage stamp, typography), photography and cinema, and on contemporary digital-based media. Various... [+]

M.Phil. in Textual and Visual Studies This course explores the relationship between textual and visual forms of apprehension and expression in the modern world and their impact on European culture post-1900. The focus of the core module is on the graphic arts (poster, postage stamp, typography), photography and cinema, and on contemporary digital-based media. Various theoretical approaches will be explored in relation to the word/image problematic which will be situated in a number of European cultural traditions. Course options focus on specific media (photography, cinema) or themes (the city, avant-gardes). The aim of the course is to bring students to a high level of theoretical and practical awareness of the text-image relation in cultural expression, equip them to analyse and evaluate the various forms text/image interaction takes, and to provide them with a training that will enrich their practice in other areas of study or professional engagement. The course consists of one core module stretching over two semesters and four one-semester modules (from a choice of 5 or 6). The first core module focuses on Word/Image relations in graphic design, ranging from posters and postage stamps to typography and logotype. The second core semester focus on word/image relations in photography, cinema and the digital media. The one-term options, two of which are followed each semester, include Text and Photography, Figuring European National Identities, Figurations of the European City, the Russian Avant-Garde and East European Cinema. A dissertation on a subject of the student's choice is prepared over the summer months. [-]

M.Phil in Popular Literature

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The M.Phil in Popular Literature offers students a unique opportunity for the advanced study of popular literature and its immensely important place within modern culture. It traces the history of popular genres such as horror, science fiction, romance, fantasy and detective fiction, and offers a comprehensive introduction to contemporary theories of the popular. Applications for the 2016/17 intake will close in June; applications for the 2017/18 academic year open in November 2016. [+]

Over the last two decades, the study of popular literature in all of its generic forms has been transformed from a niche area of academic interest into one of the most vibrant and rapidly growing areas of critical inquiry within literary studies. Established in 2005, the M.Phil in Popular Literature was the first (and for many years, only) dedicated postgraduate course in this subject area. The M.Phil offers students a unique opportunity to undertake advanced study of popular literature and its immensely important place within modern culture. It traces the history of popular genres such as horror, science fiction, romance, fantasy and detective fiction, and offers a comprehensive introduction to contemporary theories of the popular. The School of English at Trinity College Dublin has established itself over the past decade as a major international centre for the academic study of Popular Literature, and the M.Phil attracts applicants from all over the world. The members of the core teaching team on the M.Phil have all published extensively on specific popular genres and between them, have supervised hundreds of M.Phil and undergraduate dissertations on topics related to popular fiction. The M.Phil. provides an invaluable starting point for those who wish to do further graduate study, but will also appeal to those wanting to develop their critical skills and knowledge in relation to an important aspect of contemporary culture. To date, more than 200 students have graduated from the M.Phil, most of whom have gone on to careers that are in some way related to their studies with us. In addition, many of our students have gone on to PhD level study and are conducting academic teaching and research of their own. Course Structure The course lasts one year (beginning in mid-September and ending on August 30th) and is available on a full-time basis only. It comprises two main elements: a core course class meeting twice a week for two hours and, secondly, an option course class once a week for two hours - participants will take one per term. Assessment is comprised of course work completed at the end of each term, and the dissertation undertaken by each student during the summer. For further information, please see our dedicated course pages here: https://www.tcd.ie/English/postgraduate/popular-literature/index.php and here: https://tcdmphilpoplit.wordpress.com/ [-]

Masters in Development Practice

Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The two-year Masters in Development Practice encompasses an integrated theoretical and practical approach with multidisciplinary training in four “pillars”- health, natural, social, and management sciences. Eighteen core academic modules (link) provide rigorous training across the core pillars, complemented by masters level training in research design, methodology, and methods including training in leading edge quantitative... [+]

Masters in Development Practice Established in 2009 following recommendations from the International Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice, the Global Masters in Development Practice (MDP) is a world-leading and uniquely innovative interdisciplinary graduate degree programme that blends health, natural, social, and management sciences--combined with cross-sectoral field training and professional local and international work-based placements to better understand international development problems and best practices. The Dublin MDP is a member of this global network of Master’s in Development Practice, headquartered at Columbia University, New York, linking with over 30 universities and hundreds of partner organisations worldwide. The two-year Masters in Development Practice encompasses an integrated theoretical and practical approach with multidisciplinary training in four “pillars”- health, natural, social, and management sciences. Eighteen core academic modules (link) provide rigorous training across the core pillars, complemented by masters level training in research design, methodology, and methods including training in leading edge quantitative, qualitative, and digital tools and techniques. The programme includes four work-based placements (link) which provide hands-on practical experience for students, both in International Development NGOs and International Intergovernmental Organisations. This programme aims to create a new generation of development practitioners with the skills to implement and manage comprehensive approaches to sustainable and efficient development. The Dublin MDP is a joint degree led by the Trinity College Dublin (TCD) School of Natural Science and University College Dublin (UCD) School of Politics and International Relations, and delivered by staff from all faculties across the universities, in collaboration with leading scientific researchers, and national and international organisations with specialist skills. Course Modules The Dublin MDP it combines a range of teaching and learning approaches both in the seminar room and in the field. Students engage in a minimum of eighteen class-room based modules and four work-based placements to gain hands-on practical experience during the programme. Specialist skills are formed across a range of areas including research design and methods, development economics, global health, gender, climate change and climate justice, governance and politics and language training. Students engage with leading experts, practitioners, and academics both in the classroom and in the field. Students also produce a dissertation drawing upon research conducted during fieldwork modules. These have attracted attention from policy-makers, such as the Minister of Education in Rwanda. Year 1 Modules: Tropical Agriculture (Natural Sciences Pillar) Climate Justice, Human rights, & Development (Social Sciences) Economic Policy & Analysis I (Social Sciences) Economic Policy & Analysis II (Social Sciences) Irish NGO Placement (Management) Fieldwork 1 (Management) Global Health (Health Sciences) Global Classroom (Cross-Disciplinary) Research Design & Methods (Cross-Disciplinary) Year 2 Modules: Climate Change & Development (Natural Sciences Pillar) Science, Technology & Development (Natural Sciences Pillar) Globalization & African Development (Social Sciences) Governance, Politics & Development (Social Sciences) Post-Conflict Situations (Social Sciences) Gender & Development (Social Sciences) The UN Architecture: The MDGs & Beyond (Social Sciences) Impact Measurement in Development Aid (Cross-Disciplinary) Fieldwork 2 (Management) MDP Dissertation Entry Requirements, Applications and Closing Date Entry to the program will be based on competitive selection. Applications for admission are accepted from holders of first or upper-second class honors degrees (grade point average 3.5 equivalent) awarded by recognised universities and institutions, and recognised degree awarding bodies (e.g. NCEA, CNAA); holders of other degrees from recognised universities or degree granting institutions who have experienced at least three years of appropriate employment; holders of recognised professional qualifications obtained through examinations who have spent at least four years in study and who, in addition, have been employed for at least two years in the work of their profession; Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English in a test administered by an institution independent of their own university (e.g. the British Council). [-]

MPhil in Philosophy

Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This one-year full time course provides the foundation for advanced research in philosophy. The MPhil in Philosophy is a broad and intellectually challenging postgraduate course for students with a background in philosophy or related disciplines with a strong philosophy component. [+]

The Department of Philosophy is delighted to announce that a Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Masters Studentship will be awarded to an incoming student in the MPhil in Philosophy programme in academic year 2016/17. The value of the studentship is a €5,000 contribution towards MPhil in Philosophy tuition fees (EU or Non-EU) for the 2016/17 academic year. The Faculty’s studentship aims to support and develop gifted postgraduate students within the arts, humanities and social sciences. Eligibility This studentship is available to new entrants (EU and Non-EU) to the MPhil in Philosophy programme, for admission in September 2016. In order to be eligible, applicants must hold and have officially accepted an Unconditional Offer of a place in this programme by 15 June 2016. Selection Criteria Applications are assessed competitively with the sole criteria for the grant of the studentship being the proven academic merit of the candidate. It is accepted, however, that very many candidates with exceptional qualifications will apply to the programme. Thus the decision as to the recipient of the studentship is at the exclusive discretion of the MPhil Course Director and MPhil Course Committee. As only one studentship will be available MPhil applicants are strongly advised to apply for all other funding and grants open to them. MPhil applicants are also expected to apply for the renewal of any Local Authority Scholarship they may have held as undergraduates. Conditions This studentship is offered subject to the following conditions: • The recipient must engage in full-time study and must register for the MPhil in Philosophy offered by Trinity’s Department of Philosophy, School of Social Sciences and Philosophy, in academic year 2016/17; • The recipient is required to engage in relevant academic activities as determined by the MPhil Course Director; • The recipient must not be a simultaneous holder of other grants, or funding or other awards (or any other awards with a similar monetary value). How do I apply? MPhil applicants who meet the above eligibility criteria will automatically be considered for this studentship and there is no separate application process. The recipient of the award will be contacted during the week of July 4th. For additional information regarding the MPhil in Philosophy please visit www.tcd.ie/Philosophy/postgraduate/MPhil or contact Professor Paul O’Grady at POGRADY@tcd.ie https://www.tcd.ie/Philosophy/ https://www.tcd.ie/study https://www.tcd.ie/globalrelations [-]

MSc

Course - MSc/PgDip. in Biodiversity and Conservation

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Biodiversity is the diversity of all life on earth, and is currently being lost at an increasing rate. Biodiversity provides us with food, clothing, fuels, construction materials, medicines and a wide range of ecosystem services. We ourselves are part of the biodiversity of this planet: we must understand and conserve biodiversity to secure a sustainable future for humanity... [+]

Biodiversity is the diversity of all life on earth, and is currently being lost at an increasing rate. Biodiversity provides us with food, clothing, fuels, construction materials, medicines and a wide range of ecosystem services. We ourselves are part of the biodiversity of this planet: we must understand and conserve biodiversity to secure a sustainable future for humanity. This course will provide in-depth training and experience for those looking to further their career in various aspects of biodiversity and its conservation, for students wishing to pursue further post-graduate research in this area, and for professionals already working in conservation biology wishing to obtain relevant qualifications. The course will be taught through a variety of methods: lectures, practicals, field-based learning, guided reading and discussion groups and web-based methods. A variety of assessment procedures will also be adopted - essay writing, oral presentations, web-based tests, examinations and assessment of dissertations. The approach will be to develop, progressively, a high degree of independent thinking and academic excellence in students completing the course, providing a smooth transition for those entering both directly from undergraduate degrees, and for those entering the course from industry. Students will undertake an individual desk-based study where they work closely with an academic supervisor. They also undertake a three-month research project involving experimental data collection, analysis and interpretation, leading to the submission of a dissertation. A highlight of the course is the residential spring field course based in South Africa, which focuses on ecology and the practical aspects of biodiversity conservation (the cost of this field course is not included in the course fees). Course Modules • Introduction to biodiversity • Introduction to conservation biology • Practical environmental assessment • Human interactions with biodiversity • Impacts of environmental change on biodiversity Practical skills modules • Data handling and analysis • Taxonomy, systematics and ID skills • Practical conservation skills • Overseas field course Project modules • Individual desk study • Project planning • Individual research project Entry requirements Applicants should hold at least an upper second class honours, or equivalent qualification, in a science subject that included significant components of botany, zoology or a relevant life science. Non-EU applicants will be required to hold an equivalent qualification. Candidates with relevant experience as professional practitioners in biodiversity management or policy may be accepted with lower qualifications. Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English in a test administered by an institution independent of their own university (see https://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/how-to-apply/requirements/international.php). [-]

M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation is a creative and innovative programme designed to suit the needs of specialists already working in the fields of conflict resolution and reconciliation, as well as those new to the study of conflict resolution and reconciliation. [+]

M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation The M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation is a creative and innovative programme designed to suit the needs of specialists already working in the fields of conflict resolution and reconciliation, as well as those new to the study of conflict resolution and reconciliation. As Trinity’s only specialist cross-border School, the Irish School of Ecumenics offers modules in Belfast and/or Dublin, as well as some options at week-long residential courses at the Corrymeela Community’s Centre for Reconciliation in Ballycastle on the north Antrim coast. These modules are taught by experts from our partner organisations: Beyond Walls, the Glencree Centre for Reconciliation and Different Tracks Global. The M.Phil. offers an inter-disciplinary approach to the challenges of political and social reconciliation in the aftermath of armed conflict, drawing on politics, sociology, social research, theology and ethics. It is suitable both for those interested in theoretical and comparative study, and for reflective practitioners. Particular attention is given to ethnic conflicts, and the role of religion in such conflicts and in peace building and reconciliation. The course combines academic study and research with community involvement and life experience. Case studies include: Northern Ireland; Zimbabwe; Israel/Palestine; Afghanistan; Rwanda; and Sri Lanka. It equips graduates for work with local and international organisations, and provides transferable skills for a wide variety of careers, including mediation, diplomacy, policy, advocacy, journalism, teaching, and ministry, as well as Ph.D. research. After registration in Dublin at the start of the course, teaching takes place in Belfast and partner sites over two terms (September to December and January to early April). From April-July students may be based in either Belfast or Dublin depending on their research interests. A one term, non-degree programme is available and is ideal for those on sabbatical, or for those who prefer a shorter period of study. There is also the option of attending single modules. Course Content (please note that not all modules will be offered every year) Common core module: Research Skills. Conflict Analysis and Models of Intervention. Dynamics of Reconciliation. Conflict Resolution Skills. Conflict Transformation. Conflict Resolution Lessons from Comparative Peace Processes. Social Research for Transformation. Guided Research Project. Reconciliation in Northern Ireland. Theology of Reconciliation. Community Learning and Reflective Practice in Northern Ireland. South Africa: The Ethics of Truth and Reconciliation. Modules from the M.Phil. in International Peace Studies and the M.Phil. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies (both taught in Dublin) are also open to students on the M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation. Students seeking to be assessed for their work on a module in either of the two other programmes must first secure the permission of the relevant course coordinators. Dissertation A research dissertation (15,000 – 20,000 words) to be supervised by an appropriate member of staff and to be submitted by 20 August Admission Requirements Applicants should normally have an honors degree at second class level or GPA 3.2 or above. Students not meeting these criteria may exceptionally be considered at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies. [-]

M.Sc. Psychology (Conversion Course)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The M.Sc. Psychology (Conversion Course) is a fully accredited postgraduate conversion course for students who wish to pursue a professional career in psychology (e.g., in counselling psychology, clinical psychology, educational psychology, occupational [+]

The M.Sc. Psychology (Conversion Course) is a fully accredited postgraduate conversion course for students who wish to pursue a professional career in psychology (e.g., in counselling psychology, clinical psychology, educational psychology, occupational psychology or other related areas) but who do not hold an honours degree in psychology and are not eligible for Graduate Basis for Membership from the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). The course structure and curriculum have been designed to provide an education in psychological theory and research methods of sufficient breadth and depth for the course to be taken as a first qualification giving eligibility for the Graduate Membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) or equivalent. The course will allow graduates to proceed to further postgraduate training, including higher doctoral degrees by research, and to specialise in an area of professional psychology. Course Content and Structure Students will cover the 6 mandatory areas of psychology required for Psychological Society of Ireland accreditation: - Cognitive Psychology - Biological Psychology - Social Psychology - Developmental Psychology - Individual Differences - Advanced Research Methods At least two modules in each of the six areas will be available every year. All conversion students must gain credit in each of these areas by passing a module in that area. Five core modules are compulsory and will be offered every year: - Statistics & Methodology I & II - Advanced Psychology - Conducting Research in Psychology - Introduction to Psychometrics Optional modules will be offered every year (subject to staff availability, timetabling constraints and demand). The following is an example of the range of modules* that will be offered: - Applied Issues in Developmental Psychology - Child Development in Changing Family Contexts - Clinical & Experimental Neuropsychology - Culture & Health - Embodiment - Issues in Adult Clinical Psychology - Issues in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology - Issues in Clinical Psychology and Intellectual Disability - Social Neuroscience - The Brain through the Lifetime In addition, all students will be required to submit a dissertation based on an empirical investigation of a topic in psychology. *optional modules will change each year. Entry Requirements Candidates for admission to the Masters in Psychology will be required to hold at least an upper second class honors Bachelor degree or its equivalent (GPA 3.3) from a recognised university course. Applicants will have completed a minor Psychology honours degree that did not confer eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Membership from the Psychological Society of Ireland. Alternatively, they will have at least 60 psychology ECTS credits or cognate ECTS credits (for example, psychology credits earned from modules taken as part of a sociology or economics degree). Credits counted must be attached to psychology modules taken, i.e., modules clearly aligned with one of the subdisciplines of psychology and covering relevant content as would be typical or standard for such a psychology module, albeit taken as part of a degree in another discipline. Applicants to the course will be required, at the application stage, to provide official transcripts, detailed outlines and descriptors, and information about the contact hours, ECTS credit volume, content and assessment for each module submitted as contributing to the 60 ECTS credits. Only credits earned for modules that would be classified as appropriate on a psychology course will be counted. This information will form the basis for their admission to this course. [-]

MSc/P.Grad.Dip. in Computer Science (Interactive Entertainment Technology)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The M.Sc. programme in Computer Science (Interactive Entertainment Technology) equips students with the theoretical and practical knowledge to enable them to participate in the design and development of the technology that underpins the fast moving video game market as well as providing transferable skills relevant for careers in the wider industries of interactive entertainment... [+]

MSc/P.Grad.Dip. in Computer Science (Interactive Entertainment Technology) The M.Sc. programme in Computer Science (Interactive Entertainment Technology) equips students with the theoretical and practical knowledge to enable them to participate in the design and development of the technology that underpins the fast moving video game market as well as providing transferable skills relevant for careers in the wider industries of interactive entertainment, communication and simulation. The course, which has been developed in co-operation with leading indigenous and international game industry companies, immerses students in a state of the art learning environment using the very latest tools and technologies, as used by professional game development companies. The course is assessed based on a combination of assigned coursework, written examination, a group project and a research dissertation. The taught component will be composed of 30 ECTS of compulsory modules and 30 ECTS of elective modules. The compulsory components of the course are: Numerical Methods and Advanced Mathematical Modelling Software Engineering for Concurrent and Distributed Systems Software Engineering Individual Project Seminar Series Interactive Entertainment Technology Group Project Individual Research Dissertation All students will select an additional 30 ECTS of elective modules from the following pool of topics: Data Communications and Networks Graphics and Console Hardware Real-time Rendering Artificial Intelligence Autonomous Agents Real-time Animation Real-time Physics Vision Systems Augmented Reality In addition, students will be expected to complete an individual research dissertation worth 30 ECTS. Admission Requirements This course is open to graduates who have achieved the equivalent of at least an upper second-class honors degree, or better, in computing, information technology. Candidates with an upper second-class honors degree in disciplines such as engineering, mathematics, statistics, or physics are also encouraged to apply. Candidates will be required to provide evidence of their computing skills and experience. This course has been co-funded under the National Development Plan (Graduate Skills Conversion Programme) for EU fee paying students. [-]

MSc/P.Grad.Dip. in Computer Science (Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The M.Sc. in Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing in Trinity College Dublin provides an excellent, and globally unique, grounding in the concepts, technologies and skills that underpin this future vision, and in the principles and practices of business technology leadership necessary to translate these innovations into compelling products and services... [+]

MSc/P.Grad.Dip. in Computer Science (Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing) Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing technologies allow interconnected devices to be embedded unobtrusively in everyday appliances and environments, and to communicate and co-operate to provide information and services on behalf of their human users. The development of Mobile and Ubiquitous computing applications and systems has been identified by many visionaries as a key enabler in the evolution of the next generation of technologies underpinning the "Internet of Things". The M.Sc. in Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing in Trinity College Dublin provides an excellent, and globally unique, grounding in the concepts, technologies and skills that underpin this future vision, and in the principles and practices of business technology leadership necessary to translate these innovations into compelling products and services. Creativity and innovation are fostered throughout the course, and cohere around a strong emphasis on practical engagement with the technologies, development and business strategies, used in building mobile, ubiquitous and "Internet of Things" computing systems. Technical course elements include modern communications and wireless platforms, advanced distributed systems engineering, "big data" management and analysis, embedded devices, security and end user interaction design. These are tightly aligned with business innovation and technical management strands to position graduates for both domain specialist and technical leadership, management and start-up innovation roles. Admission Requirements This course is open to graduates who have achieved the equivalent of at least an upper second-class honors degree, or better, in computing, computer engineering, information technology, or a related discipline. Well qualified candidates from other numerate disciplines such as mathematics, engineering, statistics and physics, and those with appropriate domain experience, are also encouraged to apply. Candidates will be required to provide evidence of their programming and computing skills and experience. [-]

MSc/P.Grad.Dip. in Computer Science (Networks and Distributed Systems)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The M.Sc. programme in Computer Science equips students with the theoretical and practical background necessary to enable them to participate in the design of complex networked and distributed computing systems, as well as to undertake research in this area... [+]

MSc/P.Grad.Dip. in Computer Science (Networks and Distributed Systems) The M.Sc. programme in Computer Science equips students with the theoretical and practical background necessary to enable them to participate in the design of complex networked and distributed computing systems, as well as to undertake research in this area. The programme is assessed based on a combination of assigned coursework, written examination, and a dissertation. The programme is composed of a number of modules that are taken by all students. These modules include: Networked applications: covers applications of the Internet and Intranets ranging from email and the Web to electronic commerce; collaboration and community services; distributed artificial intelligence; and information retrieval. Data communications and networks: introduces the fundamentals of computer networks and networking technology. Distributed systems: covers the most important paradigms for building distributed applications including client-server computing, distributed object technology, and component models. Software engineering for concurrent and distributed systems: covers objectoriented analysis and design techniques and their application to concurrent and distributed systems. Security and management of networks and distributed systems: introduces the fundamentals of computer and network security and investigates different approaches to network management and the management of advanced information services. Admission Requirements This course is open to graduates who have achieved the equivalent of at least an upper second-class honors degree, or better, in computing, information technology, or a related discipline. Well qualified candidates from disciplines such as engineering, mathematics, statistics, or physics who have sufficient knowledge of computing (including the ability to program) may also be accepted.This course is open to graduates who have achieved the equivalent of at least an upper second-class honors degree, or better, in computing, information technology, or a related discipline. Well qualified candidates from disciplines such as engineering, mathematics, statistics, or physics who have sufficient knowledge of computing (including the ability to program) may also be accepted. This course has been co-funded under the National Development Plan (Graduate Skills Conversion Programme) for EU fee paying students. [-]

MSc in Environmental Science

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This one year, full-time postgraduate qualification will lead to a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences. The course aims to produce environmental scientists with an interdisciplinary background able to tackle the broadest range of environmental protection issues... [+]

MSc in Environmental Science Welcome to the MSc in Environmental Science webpages: the first environmental science course developed in Ireland. Here you will find details of modules offered within the course, student’s previous experiences and application details. This one year, full-time postgraduate qualification will lead to a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences. The course aims to produce environmental scientists with an interdisciplinary background able to tackle the broadest range of environmental protection issues. The programme The taught MSc degree in Environmental Science has an established pedigree, attracting students with diverse academic backgrounds for Ireland and abroad. This full time intensive course is intended for administrative and scientific workers and new graduates with an appropriate biological/earth science background. The course provides students with a wide range of knowledge and skills relating to environmental science. It aims to provide a firm scientific understanding of current environmental issues that will be of relevance to those interested in environmental management and related areas. The course provides a foundation and understanding of current environment policies and legislation, and building on this with practical and theoretical courses. Course overview The overall aim of the course is to promote students understanding of environmental science, and their capability to apply that knowledge to current environmental issues. Students should develop the necessary intellectual skills and the practical expertise to enable them design and execute high quality independent research and become skilled environmental communicators. The course is taught through a variety of methods including lectures, practicals, field-based learning, guided reading, discussion groups and web-based tools. Over the course of their studies students will undertake two individual projects; one of which is desk-based, and the second, an experimental research project. Assessment procedures are similarly varied and include essay writing, oral presentations, web-based tests, examinations and assessment of dissertations. The learning approach adopted has been designed to encourage students’ independent critical thinking skills and academic excellence, whether coming to the course directly from a previous degree or from industry. Course Modules Induction week and Introduction to environmental science Environmental and chemical analysis Hydrology and Groundwater quality Earth system science I: Deep time Earth system science II: Environmental and climate change Environmental policies Waste and Energy management in Urban Environments Data handling and analysis Practical environmental skills Individual desk study Project planning Individual research project Entry requirements Applications for admission are accepted from: (i) holders of first or upper second class honors degrees, or their overseas equivalent, awarded by recognised universities, institutions and degree awarding bodies. (ii) holders of other degrees or relevant qualifications including professional qualifications, who have at least three years work experience in an environmental profession. The closing date for applications is 30th of June 2014. Late applications from well-qualified applicants may be considered provided all the places on the course have not been allocated. Applications must be made online. For further information on applying to taught courses in Trinity College is available from Trinity Graduate Studies. [-]

MSc in Interactive Digital Media

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This M.Sc. course provides a foundation in the technologies and media relevant to the digital media sector. The course runs full-time over a twelve-month period. Formal teaching is divided into two twelve-week semesters... [+]

MSc in Interactive Digital Media This M.Sc. course provides a foundation in the technologies and media relevant to the digital media sector. The course runs full-time over a twelve-month period. Formal teaching is divided into two twelve-week semesters. Each student selects and commences a research project, which must be submitted in the form of a dissertation of 12,000 words by mid March. Students will also complete a final project, which can be a collaborative development with a number of students from the class . There is significant emphasis on theory rather than on media or software applications. A special laboratory is provided for the class where students can become familiar with software applications. The courses offered include: Introduction to Programming; XML/HTML; Audio Technologies; Sensors; Interactive Authoring; Graphic Design; Image Processing; Cultural and Critical Studies; Research Methodologies; Client/Server Technologies and Networking; Interactive Narrative; Mobile Computing; Image Processing and 3-D Modelling; Game Development and Production; Legal Issues in Digital Publishing.; Digital Media Enterprises This course is especially suited to graduates with a primary degree in either Humanities or in Computer Science as both disciplines are important to the digital media sector. Applications will be accepted from good honors graduates in any discipline or from mature students with relevant industry experience. This course has been co-funded under the National Development Plan (Graduate Skills Conversion Programme) for EU fee paying students. [-]

MSc in Neuroscience

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This one-year M.Sc. course aims to provide a multidisciplinary training in the neurosciences, in topics ranging from molecular to behavioural neuroscience. The course is ideal for students wishing to extend their specialised knowledge, and for those wishing to convert from their original degree discipline. The programme will equip participants with the skills necessary to progress into a career in biomedical, pharmaceutical or... [+]

MSc in Neuroscience This one-year M.Sc. course aims to provide a multidisciplinary training in the neurosciences, in topics ranging from molecular to behavioural neuroscience. The course is ideal for students wishing to extend their specialised knowledge, and for those wishing to convert from their original degree discipline. The programme will equip participants with the skills necessary to progress into a career in biomedical, pharmaceutical or neuropsychological research. Instruction for the course consists of approximately 200 contact hours over two academic Terms to include lectures, laboratory practical sessions, journal club workshops and student-based seminars. Modules are assessed by a mixture of in course assessment and written examinations. Specialist modules covered include: Form and Function of the Nervous System Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology Neuropharmacology Drug Development Neuroimmunology Experimental Neuroscience Scientific Literary Skills Neural Engineering Neuroimaging Technology Current Topics in Neuroscience Research Skills The third Term consists of a research project on some novel aspect of Neuroscience. Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN) is a dynamic research environment with research spanning molecular/cellular neuroscience to clinical/translational neuroscience. Projects across these research areas may be undertaken in consultation with an expert supervisor. For students interested in a project in cellular/molecular neuroscience a range of cellular techniques such as tissue culture, immunocytochemistry, western immunobloting and immunoprecipitation, confocal microscopy, Immunoassays, flow cytometry, Real-time PCR, and high performance liquid chromatography are available. In addition, some projects will involve assessing behavioural, electrophysiological and neurochemical endpoints using in vivo models of neurological and psychiatric disease. For those with an interest in experimentation on human subjects, projects will be offered utilizing techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, electrophysiological recording and neurocognitive testing. Term dates: The course runs for a full 1 year, normally starting in the last week of September and running to end of August in the following year. Learning Outcomes By the end of the programme the participants will: Understand the structure and function of the nervous system from “molecule to mind”. Understand the biological basis of a range of psychiatric and neurological disorders Have a knowledge of treatment strategies for psychiatric and neurological disorders Have knowledge of key techniques used to answer research questions in the neurosciences. Have acquired practical laboratory skills, experience in troubleshooting, and expertise in selected methodologies used to study nervous system function to facilitate a research or research-related career. Have acquired detailed knowledge and critical understanding of selected areas of neuroscience through independent study and the laboratory research projects. Have acquired and developed transferable skills in: Written and verbal communication Data analysis, statistics and presentation Critical evaluation of published information Ability to work in collaboration with others Organizational ability About the course What’s the course about? The M.Sc. course in Neuroscience studies the functioning of the nervous system at all levels, from the molecules that make up individual nerve cells, to the complexities of animal and human behaviour. A major focus is on the molecular, biochemical and cellular basis of neurotransmission and synaptic function. The course also covers the physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacological treatment of psychiatric, neurodegenerative and neurological disorders. Where do our students go? The preferred career path of our students is to conduct PhD research. Opportunities exist in Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN) for Ph.D. research. We also encourage and help our M.Sc. students to look for Ph.D. opportunities internationally. Some of our students have gained Ph.D. positions as far-afield as Australia. The two next most common career choices are Medical or Health related degrees or direct entry into research labs. Application Procedure To be eligible for admission, applicants will be expected to hold a good degree in Biological Sciences, Psychology, Medicine or Allied Health Sciences. Admission to the course is based on the applicant's academic record, and their ability to benefit from the course. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview. [-]

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