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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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  • BESS Student wins Schwarzman Scholarship designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders
    Congratulations to Lara Connaughton, the first Irish recipient of this highly prestigious prize in Beijing’s Tsinghua University. Lara, who will be funded for a one year Masters, was just one of 125 students selected from 2,747 candidates from 119 countries.
  • Opening for Assistant Professor in Political Science (Comparative Politics)
    The Department of Political Science is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Political Science (Comparative Politics), to commence on 1 September 2017. Closing date for receipt of completed applications is no later than 12 Noon GMT on Wednesday 11 January 2017.
  • Launch of Trinity Research in Social Sciences (TRiSS)
    On Nov 14, Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast and Secretary General of Department of Public Expenditure, Robert Watt officially launched TRiSS which has been established to further strengthen Trinity’s record of research excellence in the social sciences.

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 our M.Sc. in International Politics . Applications are also now open for our PhD programme.





Last updated 24 November 2016