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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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  • School of Social Sciences and Philosophy’s GradLink Mentoring Programme Connects Graduates and Students
    GradLink, which will be launched on Oct 27, aims to develop economics, philosophy, political science and sociology Junior Sophister students' knowledge of their career options by developing supportive mentoring relationships with alumni.
  • Chair (1960) in Political Science
    The Department is seeking to appoint a Professor to the Chair of Political Science (1960). Closing date 28 November 2016.
  • PSAI prize for Dr Will Phelan
    At the annual conference of the PSAI in Belfast on 8 October, the Brian Farrell prize for the best book published in 2015 was awarded to Dr Will Phelan for his book In Place of Inter-State Retaliation (Oxford University Press, 2015).

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 Closed

Applications are now closed for our our M.Sc. in International Politics . Applications are also 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 13 September 2016