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Graduation and Careers


graduatesCongratulations! You have received your final examination results and are ready to graduate. All the information you need to know about applying to have your degree conferred, ceremony dates and what to wear can be found on the Academic Registry website.

What Next?

Trying to decide what to do after your completing your PPES degree? The University's Careers Advisory Service assists students in all aspects of career planning from career decision making (including the role of further study) through to building CVs and LinkedIn profiles. It also provides support with interview preparation, and advertises graduate vacancies as well as work experience and internship opportunities. For further information email or visit the Careers Advisory Service website.


From a career perspective Trinity graduates are extremely well regarded worldwide. PPES students develop exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills which are highly sought after by employers. PPES students also develop insights and expertise, across a range of disciplines, which enable them to pursue careers in fields as varied as management, research, teaching, journalism, international affairs, public policy and public service.

The following are just a few examples of the diverse organisations across the globe where PPES graduates work:


Postgraduate Study

Many PPES graduates have gone on to postgraduate study both at Trinity College Dublin and at other leading universities around the world such as University College London, the University of Edinburgh and the College of Europe. You can find out more about Trinity's postgraduate courses, in the four PPES disciplines, on the following websites:


Political Science




The first alumni of the PPES programme graduated in 2012. There are numerous of opportunities for former PPES students to stay connected with each other and with Trinity so please do keep in touch.

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