ISE is recognised world-wide for the unique manner in which it brings the fields of politics, sociology, theology and religion into a disciplined interaction. The School offers supervision of Master of Letters (M.Litt.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) work in a range of fields of specialization including: religion and politics; ecumenical theology; interreligious dialogue; politics of peace and conflict; ethics in international affairs; theologies of reconciliation; international relations theory; religious fundamentalism.
Students taking research degrees (M.Litt. or Ph.D.) can choose to do their research in either Dublin or Belfast.