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About the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Here in Trinity, we have for centuries made a distinguished contribution to the intellectual, social, and artistic life of Dublin and of Ireland. We are proud to be able to continue this long tradition of exciting research, teaching, writing, and public engagement. We are the inheritors, the custodians, but also the pioneers of research and thinking in our fields.   

The Faculty is the largest and most diverse in the University, comprising of 12 Schools and a total of 25 Disciplines. Our Schools include most of the highest ranked subject areas in the University, many of them internationally renowned and ranked in the top 50 worldwide (QS Rankings). Furthermore, we play an important part in the cultural and intellectual life of the institution, the city, and the nation. The Faculty is home to a major interdisciplinary research institute in the Arts and Humanities, the Trinity Long Room Hub, and to Trinity Research in Social Sciences (TRiSS), a broad-based endeavour encompassing the best of our research and thinking in the Social Sciences.

Links to the websites of all the Schools, Trinity Long Room Hub and TRiSS can be found on this page.

At undergraduate level, the Faculty is home to over 7,000 students, studying for single honor and joint honor degrees. The Schools are also home to a large number of internationally-regarded taught Master’s programmes. Each of the Schools has a large and active community of research students and postdoctoral research fellows.

Whether you are a prospective student, a researcher, or just someone who is interested in finding out what’s going on in the University, we hope you will be able to find what you are looking for on the Faculty website.

Gail McElroy, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences