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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

  • Trinity and Yale go Head-to-Head in SER Debate
    Teams from Trinity College Dublin and Yale University debated the motion “This house believes that the US should open the Mexican border” on the 19th of February in the Graduate Memorial Building. The debate was chaired by Gideon Rachman, chief foreign affairs commentator of the Financial Times.
  • Students Excel in Irish Times Debating Competition
    Congratulations to Rónán O’Connor (TSM Economics and Sociology) of Trinity’s Philosophical Society who was part of the winning team at the Annual Irish Times debating competition and to William Dunne (PPES) of the Trinity Historical society who was a runner up in the competition. Now in its 55th year, the Irish Times debating championship was established to promote excellence in oratory and debating.
  • Professor Richard Layte Delivers Inaugural Lecture
    Professor Richard Layte, Professor of Sociology, delivered his inaugural lecture entitled ‘Can We Balance Social Equality with Economic Growth? Lessons from the Life Course Model of Human Development’ on Wednesday 11 February. The lecture was followed by a panel discussion by Professor John O’Hagan (Economics) Professor Paul O’Grady (Philosophy) and Professor Anne Wren (Political Science). The event was chaired by Pro-Dean Professor Eoin O’Sullivan.

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 5 January 2015 bess@tcd.ie.