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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

  • School participates in Trinity Week 2016 University Challenge
    School of Social Sciences and Philosophy’s Team comes 4th in University Challenge event chaired by Brian Dobson. Participants included Head of School (Prof Gail McElroy), Head of Economics (Prof Francis O’Toole), Head of Philosophy (Prof Paul O’Grady) and Head of Administration (Ms Olive Donnelly) and Economics academic (Prof Paul Scanlon).
  • 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.
  • 30th Student Economic Review Celebrated with Reunion of Alumni
    The 30th volume of the Student Economic Review (SER) was celebrated with a landmark event when committee members from each of the past twenty-nine years were invited to attend its launch.

Last updated 1 March 2016 bess@tcd.ie.