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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

  • Magic, Devils and Marketing
    Professor Norah Campbell recently co-hosted a conference in Carlingford on the often hidden role of myth in markets. The conference was co-organised with UCD, DCU, DIT, University of St. Andrews and University of Leicester.
  • Trinity Politics graduates appointed to cabinet
    Two of the department’s alumni were appointed members of the Irish government in July 2014. These are Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (BESS, Political Science and Economics, BA 1996) and Alex White, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (BESS, Political Science, BA 1981).
  • Trinity Politics graduate elected Lord Mayor of Belfast
    Nichola Mallon (BESS Political Science and Economics graduate, 2002), who has been an SDLP member of Belfast City Council since 2010, was elected Lord Mayor of Belfast on 6 June 2014.

Course Updates

What's New

Exam results
Exam results are now available via my.tcd.ie. Supplemental exams will run from Monday August 25th until Friday September 5th. Timetables will be available later in the summer.
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Last updated 15 July 2014 bess@tcd.ie.