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Preliminary Chemistry Course

Each year the School of Chemistry offers a Preliminary Course in Chemistry. This course is designed to help students who have a weak background in Chemistry. It is recommended only for those who have attained ordinary level or less than grade C in higher level Leaving Certificate Chemistry. Any student who has not studied chemistry before should make a serious effort to attend.

The course is available to all students who accept an offer of a place in Trinity College and are intending to study chemistry in the First Year i.e.:-

  • Science (TR071),
  • Medicinal Chemistry (TR075),
  • Chemistry with Molecular Modelling (TR074),
  • Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials (TR076),
  • Human Genetics (TR073),
  • Earth Sciences (TR077),
  • Engineering (TR032),
  • Engineering with Management (TR038),
  • Radiation Therapy (TR055),
  • Human Health and Disease (TR056),
  • Physiotherapy (TR053),
  • Dental Science (TR052),
  • Dental Technology (TR803).

The fee in 2017 was 60.00, payable on the first day of the course. In 2017, thee course ran from Monday 11 to Friday 15 September. Students are not obliged to attend all the sessions but the fee is standard.

The course is held before the start of the academic year proper and consists of a series of lectures and problem sessions. The latter will involve tutorial-group teaching (more details will be given at registration). All materials necessary for the course (except a calculator) will be provided. You will need a calculatorfor the problem sessions.

Registration for the course takes place between 09:00 and 10:00 on the first day of the course directly outside the MacNeill Lecture Theatre, Hamilton Building.

Pre-booking for this course is not necessary.

Please note:

  • Attendance at the course does not represent a commitment to taking Chemistry as a first-year option.
  • If you wish to pay by cheque please make the cheque payable to: TCD No. 1 a/c
  • Enquiries can be made to the School of Chemistry – telephone: 01 8961972 (Dr. Noelle Scully) or 8961726 (AnneMarie Farrell).