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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

  • Prestigious Grattan Scholarships Awarded to Postgraduate Students
    The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy awarded Grattan Scholarships to three postgraduate students at a reception hosted by the Provost recently. The scholarship programme supports exceptional PhD students who have the potential to become future academic leaders.
  • BESS Graduate Conferred with TCD Honorary Degree
    David O’Sullivan, EU Ambassador to the US, has been conferred with an Honorary Degree by Trinity College. David, who graduated from Trinity in 1975 with a BA (Mod) in Economics and Sociology, has been an outstanding European public servant who has dedicated his career to the practical promotion of the European ideal.
  • Commencements
    Congratulations to all the students who have recently graduated. We hope that you have fond memories of the Business School and wish you all the best for the future.

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 21 November 2014 bess@tcd.ie.