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Worldwide academic reputation

Broad and flexible curriculum

Ten different degree options

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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

  • Professor Crossan joins EU Commission Expert Group
    This high-level advisory panel of 42 representatives from local authorities, social entrepreneurs' organisations, the banking sector and the academic and university sector are consulted by the Commission on the development of social entrepreneurship and social economy in Europe.
  • Comparative Perspectives between Europe and Asia
    Professor Louis Brennan and research collaborator, Professor Philomena Murray examine the factors which drive regionalism and integration in their new book titled 'Drivers of Integration and Regionalism in Europe and Asia'.
  • Provost meets leading Political Science graduate Kerry Healey
    Trinity’s Provost met with Political Science PhD graduate, Kerry Healey, on a recent trip to the US. Dr Healey, who is internationally recognized for her service in academia and government, is President of Babson College and former Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts.

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 bess@tcd.ie.