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Philosophy Political Science Economics and Sociology

Trinity College Dublin

48 months
20609 EUR/year
2681 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Philosophy Political Science Economics and Sociology programme of Trinity College Dublin offers a coherent and integrated introduction to the study of social sciences and philosophy. It brings together some of the most important approaches to understanding society and, in doing so, develops skills for a whole range of future careers and activities.


P.P.E.S.: The course for you?

Drawing on the methods and insights from philosophy and the social sciences, the course examines the way societies are organised, governed and create wealth. If you are curious about the way our world is structured and how it has evolved over time, the Philosophy Political Science Economics and Sociology programme of Trinity College Dublin may well be the course for you.

A great strength of P.P.E.S. is its flexibility and the way it facilitates a range of possible subject concentrations and career trajectories. Even within disciplines there is a wide range of subject offerings. Within economics, for instance, students could study the workings of financial markets or, taking a more long-run perspective, study why some countries have become richer than others over time.While all students attain a broad training in their first two years, the final two years allow students to cater the programme to their own strengths and interests. Depending on your interests, by your third year you could be either analysing exchange rate movements or Plato’s Republic---or indeed doing both! Few courses anywhere offer such scope and diversity.

Graduate skills and career opportunities

With technology increasingly replacing routine tasks, employers today value the ability to think creatively and to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. A key strength of PPES is it provides students with such a training. Having studied a number of disciplines and developed numerous analytical skills, this degree confers the insights and skills to pursue careers in a variety of areas including public administration, teaching, journalism, media, law and management. Moreover, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology (P.P.E.S.) also offers the opportunity to specialise and target certain career paths. Students specialising in economics, for instance, can pursue careers in finance, consulting, and public policy. Testifying to its breadth, graduates have pursued a variety of career paths after graduation. Recent graduates have found careers in such varied workplaces as Accenture, Augustus Cullen Law, Channel 4, Bank of Ireland, Deloitte, the Irish Central Bank, Greenpeace, and RTE.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Sociology
  • History of Philosophy
  • International Politics
  • Social Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Leaving Certificate: O4/H6 Mathematics
  • GCSE: Grade B/6 Mathematics
  • International Baccalaureate: SL Grade 5 Mathematics
  • Final second level qualification results
  • IELTS, Cambridge Advanced/Proficiency, TOEFL scores, for applicants whose first language is not English
  • Academic transcripts for each year of third level study and all third level qualifications awarded
  • SAT, AP or ACT scores (US and Canadian applicants only)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Passport
  • Application fee (non-refundable) and application fee payment form

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20609 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20609 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2681 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2681 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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