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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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News

  • Ronald J Hill Prize Awarded
    The Department congratulates Christopher McMahon (Law and Political Science). Christopher is the inaugural winner of the Ronald J Hill prize awarded annually for performance in Schol in honour of Professor Ron Hill, a distinguished member of the department from 1969 to 2007.
  • 2016 Trinity Scholars
    The Department congratulates the four undergraduate students of Political Science elected as Scholars on 11 April 2016: Samuel Michael Browne (History and Political Science), Sophie Donnelly (PPES), Anna Katariina Kylkilahti (BESS) and Christopher McMahon (Law and Political Science). Christopher McMahon is the inaugural winner of the Ronald J Hill prize awarded annually for performance in Schol in honour of Professor Ron Hill, a distinguished member of the department from 1969 to 2007.
  • School of Social Sciences and Philosophy students win Student Blog Competition
    Congratulations to Alexandra Trant (PPES), Annabel Pidgeon (PPES) and Philip Callan (BESS) who were awarded first, second and third place respectively in Trinity’s first Careers Advisory Service student blog competition.

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 Open

Applications are now open for our M.Sc. in Politics and Public Policy and our M.Sc. in International Politics . Applications are now closed for our PhD programme.

The new cycle of admissions for 2016-17 will close in June for our MSc Programmes.

 

 

 


Last updated 1 April 2016 polsci@tcd.ie.