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TR001-PH
Arts (subject option: Philosophy)

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4 Years
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435 580*

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435 580

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The aim of course in philosophy is to allow students to develop the ability to reason lucidly, express views clearly and support claims coherently. They are introduced to the ideas of the ancient and modern philosophers who have helped to shape western culture.

This subject may to taken along with one other subject from the College TR001 list. Both subjects are normally studied for three years and one subject only is studied in the fourth year.


 
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This course is part of a Two-Subject Moderatorship (TSM). Follow this link for specific subject requirements and CAO application codes

The following are the CAO codes used for CAO applications to specific two-subject combinations for TCD from 2015:
CAO Code Title Points 2015
TR190  Philosophy/Catholic Theological Studies  N/A
TR660  Philosophy/Psychology  580*
TR661  Philosophy/Russian  435
TR662  Philosophy/Sociology  470*
TR149  World Religions and Theology/Philosophy  435
TR179  Classical Civilisation/Philosophy  435
TR209  Economics/Philosophy  500
TR269  English Literature/Philosophy  530*
TR299  French/Philosophy  435
TR329  Geography/Philosophy  435
TR359  German/Philosophy  435
TR389  Greek/Philosophy  435
TR449  History/Philosophy  515*
TR479  History of Art and Architecture/Philosophy  440
TR509  Modern Irish/Philosophy  435
TR539  Italian/Philosophy  435
TR558  Jewish and Islamic Civilisations/Philosophy  435
TR569  Latin/Philosophy  N/A
TR599  Mathematics/Philosophy  575*
TR629  Music/Philosophy  (Restricted)  435

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This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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This course provides training in thinking and developing the students ability to express themselves. As a qualification, it may be applied to a wide range of careers in the media, publishing, public services, education, etc.



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