University of London
Friday 9 December 2016
The School of Advanced Study, University of London, is a unique institution in UK higher education. Comprising of nine postgraduate institutes and a variety of central academic initiatives, it is is located within the Bloomsbury precinct of the University in the intellectual heart of London. It is the UK's national and international centre for the support, promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities, broadly defined. It does this in collaboration with other organisations, notably the Arts & Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, learned societies and government agencies.
The institutes of the School are:
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Institute of Classical Studies
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Institute of English Studies
Institute of Historical Research
Institute of Latin American Studies
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Institute of Philosophy
The Warburg Institute
Central academic initiatives include:
The Human Rights Consortium
Being Human Festival of the Humanities
Visiting Fellows Programme
The Human Mind Project
Centre for Postcolonial Studies
The mission of the School of Advanced Study is to support national and international humanities researchers and scholars by creating opportunities for developing new research agendas and providing unique specialist services resources. This stems from the special role and funding for research promotion and facilitation across the UK and internationally that HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) has given to the School.
In delivering our programme we are supported by the University of London which has, as a key part of its academic strategy, the School's mission to deliver world-class research promotion and facilitation.