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Welcome to BESS

Welcome to the BESS programme the only university degree in Ireland where students can combine the study of Business, Economics, Political Science and Sociology. It is a uniquely flexible programme offering students 10 different degree options across these four disciplines. Students study the complex world we live in today as valued members of a vibrant intellectual community of researchers, teachers and students from around the world. Read More »

News from BESS

  • 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.
  • Professor Lucey in BBC Debate
    British economist Michael Hughes, CBE and Professor Brian Lucey debate the economic merits of Scotland going it alone on World Business Report.
  • Our Business Students Highly Commended
    The Undergraduate Awards programme has published their shortlist among whom are Ben Butler, Sonia Cushen, Drew Gallagher, Tadhg Giles and Fiona Saluk. Congratulations! The winners will be announced on 22nd September.

Course Updates

What's New

TIMETABLE for JF, SF, JS, SS Business, Economics, Sociology & Political Science Modules (pdf 296KB)
Your own personal timetable is available via The above pdf document is available for students who may not have access to their timetable. Please note that this may be subject to change.

Last updated 18 September 2014