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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

  • Sociology Receives IRC New Foundations Funding
    Professor Richard Layte (Chair of Sociology), David Cichon (PhD Candidate) and NGO partner Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) received funding from the Irish Research Council for a project on ‘Global labour rights under the sustainable development agenda’. A particular emphasis has been placed on collaboration with development NGOs.
  • Ronald J Hill Prize Awarded
    The Department congratulates Christopher McMahon (Law and Political Science). Christopher is the inaugural winner of the Ronald J Hill prize awarded annually for performance in Schol in honour of Professor Ron Hill, a distinguished member of the department from 1969 to 2007.
  • 2016 Trinity Scholars
    The Department congratulates the four undergraduate students of Political Science elected as Scholars on 11 April 2016: Samuel Michael Browne (History and Political Science), Sophie Donnelly (PPES), Anna Katariina Kylkilahti (BESS) and Christopher McMahon (Law and Political Science). Christopher McMahon is the inaugural winner of the Ronald J Hill prize awarded annually for performance in Schol in honour of Professor Ron Hill, a distinguished member of the department from 1969 to 2007.

Last updated 1 March 2016 bess@tcd.ie.