Bachelor in Deaf Studies
- Tution Fees : €19,426.00
- Application Fees : €55.00
- University : Trinity College Dublin
- Course Duration : 4 Years
- Academic Course Level : Level 8
- Location : Dublin
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Trinity is delighted to accept students from India who have completed one of the international qualifications recognised by Trinity which are detailed below.
Recognised School Leaving Qualifications:
Grade XII Examination
1. Higher Secondary Examination (HSC)
2. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) - All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE)
3. Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - Indian School Certificate Examination (ISC) Requirements
1. Overall average of 80% - 85% in six subjects on Grade XII or if student did not take 6 subjects in Grade XII, in five subjects on Grade XII and one (different) subject on Grade X.
2. A language other than English, and Mathematics must be taken as a subject up to Grade X.
Where there is a specific subject requirement for a specific programme, a minimum grade of 75% in that subject at Grade XII is required.
Please note that posted scores are minimum entrance requirements only and do not guarantee admission. Where places are competitive, a student must have excellent examination results to qualify for a place on their preferred course.
Postgraduate work in Trinity is academically challenging and the University has high academic entry requirements.
Applicants will need to:
• hold at least a 2.1 honors degree from an Irish university or equivalent result from a university in another country.
• display a high level of competence in the English language in one of the examination systems recognised by Trinity College Dublin.
Some courses may require higher standards or require you to take further tests or attend an interview. More detailed requirements for each course are listed on the relevant course page.
IELTS (academic version) 6.5 (no individual band below 6)
For Dental courses: IELTS (academic version) 7 (no individual band below 7)
For Clinical Speech and Language Studies: IELTS (academic version) 7 (no individual band below 7)
IELTS Grade 6.5
Why do International students choose to study at Trinity College Dublin?
• Established in 1592, Trinity College Dublin is one of Europe's oldest universities.
• The city centre campus occupies some 51 acres (including the Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus).
• There is in excess of 220,000 m2 of buildings, including beautiful historic architecture and state-of-the-art modern facilities.
• The College has many small classes and a high faculty-to-student ratio.
• It has a vigorous academic atmosphere and highly competitive admission.
• The College contains the largest research and teaching library in Ireland, which houses the priceless eighth-century Book of Kells.
• Trinity has a vibrant international community of almost 17,000 students, 92,000 alumni and 2,860 members of staff. The student population represents 122 nationalities. The university also prides itself on attracting academic staff from all over the world.
• Students can avail of over 100 College societies and 50 active TCD Sports Clubs.
There are many different forms of support services provided in Trinity College Dublin:
• Orientation Programme
• Careers Advisory Service
• Health Service
• Student Counselling
• College Chaplaincy
• Disability Service
• Trinity College Dublin is ranked
• 61st in top 100 world universities
• 28th globally for English Language and Literature
• 31st globally for Politics and International Studies
• 33rd globally for History
• 42nd globally for Modern Languages
Overall average of 70% in six subjects on Grade XII A language other than English, and Mathematics must be taken as a subject up to Grade X.
English Language Requirement:
IELTS: (Academic version) 6.5 (no individual band below 5.5)
TOEFL:Internet based 90 (with a written score of 21). Pearson Test of English (Academic)
PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 (with no section score below 59).
The programme in Deaf Studies draws on a core faculty with interests in Irish Sign Language and Deaf Studies, as well as other faculty within the University and the School of Linguistics Speech and Communication Sciences, with expertise in bilingualism, biculturalism, reading, literacy, linguistics and applied linguistics, cognitive and language development, language teaching, special education, and counseling. This course gives an in-depth understanding of the Irish Deaf community and of the experience of Deaf people internationally, historically and in contemporary society. Core courses detailing the history, education, literature and language wof the Deaf will be taught by both Deaf and hearing staff.
ISL is studied across the programme. In years two and three, themes such as Deaf education, Deaf people in the media, the legal and political standing of signed languages and access to critical public health services are explored, along with understanding of the structure of ISL, the sociolinguistic context and the path to acquisition of a signed language for deaf children. For ISL/English interpreting students, translation theory and the practical skills of interpreting, guided by ethical practice, are emphasized in years three and four.
For students taking the ISL teaching route, aspects of the psychology of education are introduced, along with guidance on planning and implementing a curriculum and assessing student performance. Students in the third and fourth year complete an independent research project.
Across the four years of the degree you will develop a high level of competency in ISL skills. Language teaching is mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR, Council of Europe), so you will be able to map your progress against your knowledge of other languages. Coursework is intended to develop performance and proficiency in Irish Sign Language. Students will also participate in field experiences, enabling them to put into practice knowledge gained through academic courses. Competence in Irish Sign Language is fundamental to gaining an in-depth understanding of the Deaf Community, and is a requirement of the programme.
Theoretical courses introduce you to aspects of language acquisition, linguistics, sociolinguistics, social policy, and social studies. Each theoretical course involves two hours of lecture time per week plus an expectation of self-study.
The course employs a wide range of teaching, learning and assessment strategies. Both continuous assessment and end of year exams are undertaken across the four years. The range and diversity of assessment formats account for varying student learning styles.
STUDY ABROAD / STUDY ABROAD AND INTERNSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES
Students undertake practical placements in the third year and whilst students are usually placed in an Irish organisation, it is possible, by special arrangement, to arrange a placement abroad.
Graduates frequently work in Deaf organisations, for example as a resource officer or combined with another skill set, such as teaching, ISL interpreting, child care, social work, public service bodies, the Civil Service or the media. There is also scope for further study or research in areas such as linguistics, communications, anthropology, multiculturalism, gender studies or law.