History and Political Science (BA (Hons))


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BA (Hons)

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4 Years

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About History and Political Science at Trinity College Dublin

Political science can also be studied through the general faculty entry BESS (TR081) programme. After a common first year students select 6 subjects in second year. At the end of the second year students may opt to take a single honor degree in political science or to combine political science with one of business studies, economics or sociology.


The disciplines of history and political science have a close affinity and the combination of the two in a joint honors programme provides an unusually coherent framework for the development of interdisciplinary interests. In the first three years of the programme, you will take both subjects. In the fourth you may choose to concentrate exclusively on either history, political science, or to continue with both.


The courses in history are designed to allow your individual preferences to shape the overall character of your studies, and permit you to specialise in a number of different ways. In each of the first two years, you will take courses dealing with various period of Irish, European, British and American history.

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