Open Day Talk, November 2020

By Dr Tobias Theiler

How You Can Study Politics & International Relations

DN700: BSc Social Sciences Programme

In the Social Sciences Degree (CAO Code: DN700), students can study Politics & International Relations as a joint major, single major or a major with minor. 

Politics & International Relations can also be studied as a part of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) Programme or the Computational Social Science Programme.

1. Joint Major

Students can study Politics as a joint major either with Archaeology, Economics, Geography, Information and Communication Studies, Mathematics, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Justice or Statistics.

2. Politics & International Relations as a Major and Language as a Minor  

Students can study Politis with a minor in either Linguistics, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Irish or Chinese.

3. Single Major in Politics & International Relations from Year 3 Onwards

DN700 Students may take Politics and International Relations as a single major from Year 3 if their Year 1 & 2 results meet our criteria.

4. On Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) Programme

5. On Computational Social Science Programme


DN530: BA Humanities History and Politics

In the BA Humanities Programme (CAO Code: DN530), students can study History and Politics. It is a four years course. 


DN600: Law with Politics 

The BCL (Law with Politics) is a four-year interdisciplinary law degree that combines the BCL curriculum with the undergraduate Politics course. The primary objective of the degree is to provide students with a thorough academic exposure to the discipline of Law and to show how that discipline relates to the discipline of Politics.

The degree has a modular and semesterised format with the Law and Politics subjects distributed over the four years of the programme. The ratio of 2/3 Law to 1/3 Politics will allow all the core Law subjects to be covered in full along with those required by the professional legal bodies. The curriculum for the degree in both subjects includes compulsory core modules and a choice of optional modules.