The Department of Political Science is a dynamic community of researchers, teachers and students which combines high-quality teaching with expansive research activity. Each year, the Department welcomes growing numbers of visiting and full-time students from around the world who enrich our shared multicultural learning environment.
Educating Global Citizens
We strive to educate global citizens who will have a real impact on the world and who will enhance public debate and understanding of key political and societal issues:
Study Abroad Opportunities
We encourage our students to participate in study abroad programmes at distinguished universities around the world. This is a unique opportunity for students to not only enrich their academic education but also to gain invaluable intercultural, language, social and civic skills. Visit the Study Abroad section or individual department websites to find out more.
Whether students are here for a single term, or an entire academic year, we hope their time at Trinity is both fun and academically rewarding. Further information, including Visiting Student Coordinator contact details, is available in the Visiting Students section.
International Research Expertise
Our commitment to a research-led education means that our students are exposed to leaders in their discipline and to the latest knowledge and ideas. The Department of Political Science has a well-established international reputation for research across many globally relevant areas.
Highly Regarded Graduates
From a career perspective Trinity graduates are extremely well regarded worldwide. Former students are now leaders in fields as diverse as business, journalism, public relations, public service and government. Many political science graduates have gone on to postgraduate study both at Trinity College Dublin and at other leading universities around the world such as Harvard, Princeton, the London School Economics, the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford.