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Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Trinity College, University of Dublin, is one of the top Political Science departments in Europe. It is a vibrant, outward-looking department that combines intensive research activity with the strongest commitment to high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching..

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  • Student's review of Discover Research Night Dublin
    Stefan Müller, one of our current MSc in Politics and Public Policy students, recently volunteered at ‘Discover Research Night Dublin’ and wrote this report of his experience.
  • Trinity PhD wins ECPR ‘best politics thesis’ prize
    The ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) has awarded its prestigious 2014 Jean Blondel prize to Carolina Plescia’s thesis ‘Split-Ticket Voting in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: A Theoretical and Methodological Investigation’. Dr Plescia’s thesis research was conducted in the Department of Political Science, Trinity College Dublin, under the supervision of Michael Marsh and Ken Benoit.
  • New Staff Member: Dr Xin Sun
    The Department of Political Science is pleased to welcome Assistant Professor in Political Science (Chinese Studies), Xin Sun. Dr Sun joins the Department from Northwestern University in Chicago, and his specialist research area is comparative politics, examining the political economy of authoritarian regimes and Chinese Politics.

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Postgraduate Open DayIRC Postdoctoral Award Scheme for 2015

The Department welcomes all suitable applicants for the IRC postdoc award scheme.

Please note that informal inquiries should go to the appropriate supervisor in the first instance.

Full information on the application process can be found here on the Irish Research Council website.


Last updated 21 October 2014