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Through its teaching and its research a modern university has many different roles. To take just a few: it trains professionals, it generates useful knowledge, it prepares students for employment. Arts Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) does all of these things. Above all however, a university contributes to the maintenance and development of a truly civilised society. For this, Arts Humanities and Social Sciences are crucial.

The Faculty's twelve Schools range from the School of Business to the School of Religions, Theology and Ecumenics. Some of these schools in turn contain several disciplines and centres. These academic disciplines are the basis of our work as teachers and researchers: many have been ranked in the top hundred or even the top fifty in the world.

At an undergraduate level more than 4,500 students take courses offered by the Faculty, including the common entry BESS and TSM programmes. Schools in the Faculty offer a range of postgraduate taught courses and have a strong commitment to the supervision of postgraduate research students. The Faculty has also had long and valuable educational links with Associated Colleges of Education.

Much of our research is the work of individual scholars, but teams of researchers are supported by our interdisciplinary research institutes such as the TCIN and the Trinity Long Room Hub. The Trinity Research in Social Sciences (TRiSS) has a range of exciting research opportunities aimed at promoting social science research and increasing collaboration both within Trinity and beyond. TRiSS currently represents 14 disciplines involved in social science research across 8 different schools.

I hope that you will find this website a useful starting point to find out more about the activities of Schools in the Faculty.

Darryl Jones, Dean of the Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences


Last updated 28 November 2016 by Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (Email).