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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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  • Dr Peter Stone publishes on Leonard Cohen
    Dr Peter Stone from the Department of Political Science has recently published a book chapter entitled “The Happy Memes of Hallelujah" in a new volume called Leonard Cohen and Philosophy, edited by Jason Holt.
  • American Political Science Association Director Meets PhD students
    The Department organised a lunchtime career planning session for Political Science PhD candidates last month. Professor Steve Smith, Director of APSA, was the guest speaker. He shared his insights on the academic job market, professional development and research methods.
  • School of Social Sciences and Philosophy GradLink Career Mentoring
    GradLink for third year economics, philosophy, political science and sociology students will be launched on Nov 11. It is an excellent way for students to start thinking about their futures and the School is extremely grateful to our alumni for supporting the programme.

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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