Philosophy and Political Science (BA (Hons))


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BA (Hons)

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4 Years

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About Philosophy 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.

Course overview

Philosophy and political science is a popular degree option. The many direct and indirect interdisciplinary links make this an attractive and logical combination, with the study of one adding depth to the study of the other. As a student on this programme, you will take both subjects for the first three years, while in your fourth year you will have the option to concentrate exclusively on either subject, or continue with both.

Is this the right course for me?

Yes, if you are willing to develop an original and creative way of thinking and are open to learning more about the political and economic development of societies.

Course content


Courses in philosophy are designed to aid your philosophical and logical analytical ability and to introduce you to the history and main themes of philosophy. There are a wide variety of subject options available, allowing you to specialise in areas of particular interest to you. In the Freshman (first two) years, you will take courses in general philosophy, moral and political theory, logic, and ancient and modern philosophy.

In the Sophister (final two) years, great emphasis is placed on working independently in the areas you have chosen to specialise in.

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Entry requirements for this course

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