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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

  • Economics PhD Student Michael Curran Awarded Conniffe Prize
    The Department of Economics would like to congratulate Michael Curran who recently won the Denis Conniffe prize for the best paper presented by a young economist at the Irish Economics Association Annual Meeting. Michael received the prize for his paper titled “Interest Rate Volatility and Macroeconomic Dynamics”.
  • Professor Gaia Narciso publishes paper in the Journal of Urban Economics
    Professor Gaia Narciso, with Guglielmo Barone, Bank of Italy, has published a paper on ‘Organized crime and business subsidies: Where does the money go?’ in the Journal of Urban Economics. The paper analyses the role of organized crime in the allocation of public subsidies to businesses.
  • Dr Will Phelan presents at the University of Copenhagen
    Dr Will Phelan was an invited speaker at iCourts - the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre of Excellence for International Courts - on 29 April 2015. During his stay, he presented his new book "In Place of Inter-State Retaliation: The European Union's Rejection of WTO-style Trade Sanctions and Trade Remedies" (Oxford UP, 2015).

Course Updates

What's New

Erasmus Application Forms: The 2015/16 application form is now available for downloading. The completed forms must be returned, as indicated on form, by 14th January 2015.

Orientation Presentation 2014/15

Last updated 1 April 2015