Foundation Course for Higher Education - Mature Students

Trinity College Dublin


Course Name Foundation Course for Higher Education - Mature Students
Course Provider Trinity College Dublin
Course Code APFC
Course Type Higher Education Direct Entry
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Duration 1 year full-time

What is the time commitment?
The course is full-time and runs from September to May over one year. There are up to 20 hours of lectures and tutorials each week and another 20 hours of personal study.
Mature Applicants

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We review all applications and then write and tell you if you have been shortlisted for an interview. We normally hold interviews in May and offer places in June.

Admission Requirements

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Mature Entry Places There are 25 places available each year.
Course Fee What does the course cost?
The course is free.
Course Content What is the foundation course for mature students?
This is an access course that prepares mature students - both personally and academically - to go on and study for a degree.

Who is the course for?
The course offers another way to third-level education for mature students whose social, economic and cultural experiences have prevented them from going to college.

Subjects Taught

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Students can choose from two broad areas of study: arts and social sciences or science. The arts and social science modules are: english, history, political science, law, sociology and social policy, economics, philosophy, psychology ...

Assessment Method Assessment
Students are assessed through a combination of continuous assessment, final examinations and attendance. 80% attendance for each module is required.
Careers or Further Progression

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Students who successfully complete the course receive a Certificate in Foundation Studies from Trinity College. Students who get a grade of at least 50% can compete for places on degree courses in Trinity. If you want ...

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Telephone Number
01 896 2751

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