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The Department of Philosophy is a vibrant intellectual community of researchers, teachers and students which combines high-quality teaching with expansive research activity. Each year, the Department welcomes growing numbers of visiting and full-time students from around the world who enrich our shared multicultural learning environment.

Educating Global Citizens

We strive to educate global citizens who will have a real impact on society and who will enhance public debate and understanding of key philosophical issues:

Study Abroad Opportunities

We encourage our students to participate in study abroad programmes at distinguished universities around the world. This is a unique opportunity for students to not only enrich their academic education but also to gain invaluable intercultural, language, social and civic skills. Visit the Outbound Students section or individual department websites to find out more.

Visiting and Exchange Students

Whether students are here for a single term, or an entire academic year, we hope their time at Trinity is both fun and academically rewarding. Further information, including Visiting Student Coordinator contact details, is available in Inbound Student section.

International Research Expertise

Our commitment to a research-led education means that our students are exposed to leaders in their discipline and to the latest knowledge and ideas. The Department of Philosophy has a well-established international reputation for innovative research across many areas of philosophy.

Highly Regarded Graduates

From a career perspective Trinity graduates are extremely well regarded worldwide. Former students are now leaders in fields as diverse as teaching, journalism, media, law, film making, business, technology and advertising. Many philosophy graduates have gone on to postgraduate study at leading universities around the world such as Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Cambridge.