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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

  • Armenian, Austrian and Irish Students Awarded Grattan PhD Scholarships
    The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy recently awarded three prestigious Grattan Scholarships which support exceptional PhD students who are committed to understanding and improving society through their research, teaching and education.
  • Panel Discussion on the Refugee Crisis in Europe
    Professor Daniel Faas, Head of Sociology, took part in a panel discussion exploring how the language of exclusion and inclusion is shaping European responses to the refugee crisis. The event, organised by the Trinity Long Room Hub, also featured Dr Gillian Wylie (Irish School of Ecumenics), Dr Patricia Brazil (School. Of Law) and Hassina Kiboua (Irish Refugee Council).
  • David Radford Delivers Public Lecture on 'Negotiating Refugee Settlement'
    Dr David Radford, Senior Research Fellow at the Hawke Research Institute, delivered a keynote arguing that the lens of everyday multiculturalism help us identify the contours of conviviality and conflict that are negotiated in the experiences of both long-term local residents and the newer Afghan refugee community in a South Australian country town. The event was organised jointly by the Department of Sociology and the Trinity Long Room Hub.

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 23 October 2015