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Our Mission

Through excellent research, teaching and civic engagement, we seek to understand religion, peace studies and theology in historical settings and contemporary life, preparing our students for the world that needs them.

This School of Trinity College Dublin tackles the questions facing humanity by seeking to understand the roles of religion, peace-making and theology in both their historical settings and contemporary life. Our degrees educate students in multiple modes of analysis and communication - history, philosophy, literary criticism, languages, sociology and political sciences.

Committed to interdisciplinarity, academic rigour, dialogue and civic engagement, the School pursues its goals through research, teaching, facilitation of transformative student experiences and collaborations with the public. The School has specialisms in (1) Peace Studies and (2) Religious Studies, specifically: Biblical Studies, the Cultural Study of Religion, Ethics, and Christian Theology – including Theology in the Catholic Tradition and Ecumenics; it also has a growing reputation in Jewish, Islamic and Buddhist Studies.  Students can specialise in one of the above discrete fields of study or can work on the synergies and inter-connections between them.

Our students find employment across a wide range of career trajectories – with particular concentrations in the non-profit sector, teaching, broadcasting, the public sector, NGO’s, government, advocacy and activism, religious ministry, academic, publishing, marketing, banking, law and management consultancy.

We provide an inclusive, creative and dynamic environment in which research, teaching and civic engagement in Religion, Theology, and Peace Studies address the multiscale challenges of our time.