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Trinity has five subjects in the top 50 globally in the latest ranking, with three from the Arts and Humanities: English Language and Literature (21), Performing Arts (40) and Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies (49).

Trinity’s English Language and Literature continues to rise in the ranks moving up one place from 2023, making it the highest-ranked place to study English literature in the European Union.

The Arts and Humanities contribute significantly to Trinity’s overall standing in the top 100 subject areas globally with Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Education, and Law.  

Both Performing Arts and Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies have climbed the table significantly, improving their ranking from top 100 to top 50 globally. Overall Trinity College ranks 52nd for Arts and Humanities subjects globally.

Speaking about the latest rankings, Professor Eve Patten, Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub said: “The rankings clearly show the high calibre of Trinity staff, students and research in the Arts and Humanities generally, while the particular distinction of the School of English confirms Trinity’s worldwide leadership in the study of language, identity, communication, and humanity.”

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are scored over five indicators including academic reputation, employer reputation and faculty research (citations). 

Find out more about the Trinity’s Arts and Humanities Schools here on our ‘partner’ page here.