School of Advanced Study, University of London

London, England, United Kingdom
The School brings together the specialised scholarship and resources of ten prestigious research institutes to offer academic opportunities, facilities and stimulation across and between a wide range of subject fields in the humanities and social sciences.



Founded in 1994, the School of Advanced Study at the University of London is the only institution in the UK that is nationally funded to promote and facilitate research in the humanities.


We offer full- and part-time postgraduate programmes (MA, MRes, LLM, MPhil and PhD)Our students benefit from our collaborative research environment and opportunities to participate in our extensive programme of events, research training, and networks. Graduates are awarded a University of London degree.

  • Research degrees
  • Master's degrees
  • Short courses


The School unites 9 internationally renowned research institutes at the University of London to form the UK's national centre for the support and promotion of research in the humanities and social sciences.

Underpinning the School’s national mission to support and promote high-quality research in the humanities and social sciences is the research and scholarship undertaken by its academic staff. The process of undertaking challenging research in order to extend the boundaries of knowledge across disciplines and in collaboration with researchers from around the world is critical to the School’s function as an innovative space for advanced study and its commitment to the highest standards of scholarship.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (3)
Law (3)
Social Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at School of Advanced Study, University of London!


Library services

The institute libraries of the School together with the Senate House Library form Senate House Libraries, one of the world's most significant collections in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Student Life

Campus life

The School's location within the University of London precinct in Bloomsbury, central London, allows easy access to the rich cultural amenities of London. The institutes benefit from the participation of visiting researchers and guest speakers working in government, diplomacy, business and development, the cultural and heritage industries, and other universities from around the world

The Global Study Awards

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London, England, United Kingdom

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