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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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  • Three Grattan Scholarships to be awarded by the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy
    Thanks to the generosity of Trinity's alumni and friends, three outstanding PhD candidates, in Economics and Political Science, will be awarded the prestigious scholarship in 2017/2018. Qualified graduates should apply to the relevant PhD programme by 21, March 2017.
  • New Appointment in Political Science
    The Department welcomes Dr Jesse Dillon Savage, who joins us from the University of Melbourne. Dr Dillon Savage researches in the area of international relations and the military in politics.
  • New Appointment in Political Science
    The Department welcomes Dr Heidi Wang-Kaeding, who joins us from the London School of Economics. Dr Wang-Kaeding researches in the area of Chinese politics, especially Chinese foreign policy.

In The Spotlight

Trinity Politics Department rated 43rd best in the world

In the 2016 QS Subject Rankings for ‘Politics and International Studies’ , Trinity College Dublin was rated number 43 in the world, number 15 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 for 2017-18 are now open for our M.Sc. in International Politics .


Applications are also now open for our PhD programme.





Last updated 6 February 2017