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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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  • Provost's Professional Staff Awards
    Well done to School staff nominated in the new awards to celebrate outstanding contributions by professional staff: Colette Ding (Economics), Thomas Byrne and Laura Oxford (Political Science), Olive Donnelly (School Manager) and Helen Murray (School Global Officer).
  • Provost’s Teaching Awards Recognise Outstanding Teaching
    Congratulations to Michelle D’Arcy (Political Science) who won the Early Career Award and to Michael King (Economics) who was awarded a certificate of commendation in recognition of their outstanding contribution in the pursuit of teaching excellence.
  • School Public Lecture The Brexit Debate – EU Integration or Disintegration?
    The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy recently hosted a critical analysis of some of the key political, legal and economic issues relating to the question being put to UK voters on June 23, 2016.

In The Spotlight

Trinity Politics Department rated 33rd best in the world

In the 2015 QS Subject Rankings for ‘Politics and International Studies’ published in May 2015 , Trinity College Dublin was rated number 33 in the world, number 10 in Europe, and number 1 in Ireland. Commenting on this achievement, head of department Prof Michael Gallagher said ‘This is a tribute to the quality and commitment of the strong academic team in the department, and helps to explain why admission to our undergraduate, masters and PhD programmes is so competitive’.



Postgraduate Applications Are Now Open

Applications are now open for our M.Sc. in Politics and Public Policy and our M.Sc. in International Politics . Applications are now closed for our PhD programme.

The new cycle of admissions for 2016-17 will close in June for our MSc Programmes.




Last updated 1 April 2016