BESS (Business, Economics and Social Studies)

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BESS is 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 ten different degree options across these four disciplines.

The BESS programme offers students a broad-based education in business, economics, political science and sociology in the first year. After this students can adjust their module options to reflect their academic strengths, interests and emerging career aspirations. This unique aspect of the programme gives students the time to engage with all four areas and then the opportunity to specialise to a high level in either one (single honor) or two (joint honors) chosen subjects or disciplines.

To find out more, visit the BESS website.