Welcome to the research pages of the School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music.

The priority of the School is to prepare students for their future professional careers, in support of which academic staff engage in world-class research in their respective disciplines. The wide-ranging expertise of staff is most evident in the extensive range of our publications with leading publishing houses and in international peer-reviewed journals. The research activity of the School also includes original composition. For more information on the research of our staff, please click on Research Interests and Expertise.

There are two Research Centres associated with the School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music as follows:

The Institute of Ethics

The Institute aims to create ethical awareness in relation to all fields of the university´s activities and to play a leading role in raising public awareness of, and stimulating debate about, ethical issues. The Institute promotes a systematic, interdisciplinary approach to applied ethics in various fields including business, technology, politics, media, healthcare, and the life sciences.

The Centre for Interreligious Dialogue

The Centre for Interreligious Dialogue (CIRD) is an academic centre committed to the study and practice of interreligious dialogue. The Centre seeks to promote research, teaching, and public engagement in the area of interreligious dialogue in Ireland and beyond, particularly in relation to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and the religious-secular dialogue today.