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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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  • Trinity PhD wins ECPR ‘best politics thesis’ prize
    The ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) has awarded its prestigious 2014 Jean Blondel prize to Carolina Plescia’s thesis ‘Split-Ticket Voting in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: A Theoretical and Methodological Investigation’. Dr Plescia’s thesis research was conducted in the Department of Political Science, Trinity College Dublin, under the supervision of Michael Marsh and Ken Benoit.
  • New Staff Member: Dr Xin Sun
    The Department of Political Science is pleased to welcome Assistant Professor in Political Science (Chinese Studies), Xin Sun. Dr Sun joins the Department from Northwestern University in Chicago, and his specialist research area is comparative politics, examining the political economy of authoritarian regimes and Chinese Politics.
  • New Staff Member: Dr Constantine Boussalis
    The Department of Political Science is pleased to welcome Assistant Professor in International Relations, Constantine Boussalis. Dr Boussalis joins the Department from Harvard Law School, and his research examines how political and social institutions influence prosperity, public health and sustainable how government capacity and social capital help societies mitigate the effects of economic and environmental threats.

In The Spotlight

Postgraduate Open DayWelcome to all new students!

The Department is delighted to welcome all of our new Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Visiting students for the start of the 2014-15 academic year.

We wish you all the very best in your studies and we hope you enjoy your time in Trinity College.

Undergraduate timetable for Political Science can be found here.

Postgraduate timetable can be found here.

Visiting students timetable can be found here.


Last updated 10 October 2014