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Faculty at a glance

Here are some facts and figures about the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Student Numbers

  • Undergraduate (including Joint Honours and Visiting: 7631
  • Postgraduate (including Microcredentials and Visiting): 3507
  • Total registered students in 2022/23: 11,138

  • Further details on all study options in the Faculty are avalable on our Study webpage.

Schools and Departments/Discplines

  • Schools: 12
  • Departments/Disciplines: 31
Further details on all Faculty Schools and Departments/Disciplines are available on each School's website. Links to all Faculty Schools are available here.

Quality Rankings

World University Rankings

  • Trinity College Dublin is Ireland's No.1 University (QS World University Ranking 2023; Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022).
  • Trinity College is ranked in the top 100 worldwide in the area of Arts and Humanities.

QS World Subject rankings 2023

Trinity is ranked in the top 50 worldwide in the following Faculty subject area:
  • English Language and Literature - Top 22
Trinity is ranked in the top 100 worldwide in the following Faculty subject areas:
  • Classics & Ancient History
  • History
  • Modern Languages
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies
  • Psychology
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Education
  • Law
  • Politics & International Studies

Further details on the international and national rankings of Trinity College and subjects within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences can be found on Trinity College's ranking webpage here.

Athena Swan

Trinity College currently holds an Athena Swan Ireland Institutional Silver award. Nine Schools in the Faculty of Arts, Humantities and Social Sciences hold Bronze awards:

  • Business
  • English
  • Histories and Humanities
  • Law
  • Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • Social Work and Social Policy
  • Religion, Theology and Peace Studies

Further details on Athena Swan in Trinity College is available on their webpage.


The Faculty Office is located in Room 2013, Arts Building. Please see our Contact webpage for further information.
Faculty Schools and Centres are housed throughout Trinity College and beyond, including the Arts Building, Trinity Business School, Samuel Beckett Centre, Aras an Phiarsaigh, and College Green. Further details are available through the each School's contact page or the TCD Maps webpage.

Further Information

If you have any queries about the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Studies please contact us at