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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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  • Prestigious Grattan Scholarships Awarded to Postgraduate Students
    The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy awarded Grattan Scholarships to three postgraduate students at a reception hosted by the Provost recently. The scholarship programme supports exceptional PhD students who have the potential to become future academic leaders.
  • BESS Graduate Conferred with TCD Honorary Degree
    David O’Sullivan, EU Ambassador to the US, has been conferred with an Honorary Degree by Trinity College. David, who graduated from Trinity in 1975 with a BA (Mod) in Economics and Sociology, has been an outstanding European public servant who has dedicated his career to the practical promotion of the European ideal.
  • 2014 Patrick Keatinge Undergraduate Prize Presented
    We are pleased to announce that Anja Schoen has been awarded the 2014 Patrick Keatinge Prize for achieving the best performance in Political Science alone in her Senior Sophister year. Anja is pictured with her dissertation supervisor, Dr Michelle D'Arcy.

In The Spotlight

Postgraduate Open DayPostgraduate Open Day: Thursday January 22 from 4pm to 7pm

Thinking about postgraduate study in Political Science? Visit the Trinity Postgraduate Open Day on January 22nd from 4pm to 7pm. Meet our lecturers and students. Ask your questions. Find out more at

International Student Orientation Thursday 8 January, 2-4pm, Ed Burke Theatre.

*School of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Welcome Meeting for Hilary Term visiting students, Monday, 12th January from 6-7pm in the Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building (college maps).*


Last updated 13 January 2015