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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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  • Political Scientist Elected Fellow of TCD
    Professor Raj Chari has been elected a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin (FTCD) in recognition of his scholarship and research achievements and his contribution to College and to the School.
  • 2017 Trinity Scholar
    The Department congratulates Daniela Weerasinghe (Law and Political Science) on her election as a Scholar on 10 April 2017. She will also be the recipient of the Ronald J Hill prize awarded annually for performance in Schol in honour of Professor Ron Hill, a distinguished member of the department from 1969 to 2007.
  • Launch of Michael Marsh book
    On 28 March the book A Conservative Revolution? (Oxford University Press) was launched in the RIA by the Minister for PER, Paschal Donohoe, one of the Department's distinguished alumni. The book analyses INES data and is a tribute to Prof Marsh's outstanding contribution to electoral analysis.

In The Spotlight

MSc in International Politics

An overview of the MSc in International Politics at Trinity College Dublin.

Speakers in this video include Trinity College Political Scientists Dr Peter Stone, Director of the MSc in International Politics and Dr Heidi Wang-Kaeding. Current students and MSc graduates also share their views



Postgraduate Applications

Applications are open for our our M.Sc. in International Politics .

Applications are now closed for our PhD programme.

The new cycle of admissions for our MSc and PhD Programmes for 2017-18 will open later this year.




Last updated 25 April 2017