Graduate study

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World-class humanities teaching and research

The School of Advanced Study (SAS) is the UK's national centre for the support and promotion of research in the humanities. Located at the heart of the University of London in Bloomsbury, SAS provides an unrivalled scholarly community in which to pursue postgraduate study and research. 

Our graduates are awarded a University of London degree.

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.  

Our central London location (Senate House) provides easy access to world-leading research resources and the expertise of local academic centres, museums and libraries, including the Senate House Library which has one of the most significant arts, humanities and social sciences collections in the UK. The British Museum, British Library, UCL, SOAS, Birkbeck, Institute of Education, School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, LSE and King's College are all nearby.


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Master's degrees in culture, language and literature, history, human rights and law.


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Research degrees in Commonweath, English, History, Law, and Modern Languages.


A range of engaging short courses in palaeography, literature, book studies and protection of refugees.