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Entry Requirements

This programme is intended for individuals from a wide range of disciplines and professions who wish to develop an understanding of health issues that integrate health and social science perspectives in a global context. As global health is a multidisciplinary field, applicants can be graduates of any academic discipline. 

Trinity College Dublin has high academic entry requirements for postgraduate courses.  Applicants will need to hold:

  • At least a 2.1 honours degree from an Irish university or equivalent result from a university in another country
  • A fluent command of the English language (requirements below)

In addition to the general entry requirements for postgraduate study in Trinity College, applicants must have a demonstrated interest and/or experience in global health or health issues in developing countries.

Further information for applicants from outside of Ireland is available from the International Office:


English Language Requirements


All applicants whose first language is not English, must provide supporting documentary evidence of their competence in English.

The following tests results are recognised:

  • IELTS: Grade 6.5 with no individual band below 6
  • TOEFL: 88 – internet-based, 230 – computer-based, 570 – paper-based
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: Grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: Grade C


Computer Competency

Although not an entry requirement, applicants are expected to be proficient users of a computer with the ability to perform the basic tasks needed to work efficiently (using e-mail, searching the internet, and creating documents). Computers are used throughout the programme and more advanced applications will be introduced such as SPSS (statistical analysis software) and NVivo (qualitative data analysis software). Successful applicants with a low computer competency will be encouraged to take an introduction to computers course prior to starting the programme.

Last updated 31 October 2017 School Web Administrator (Email).