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Arts Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) is at the centre of the university.   Much of our work is in two key buildings, the Arts Building and the Long Room Hub, located in the core of the College adjacent to Trinity’s world-famous Front Square and Old Library.

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.  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 Long Room Hub.

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, Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences


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Last updated 20 November 2015 by Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (Email).