The deadline for applying for a place for January entry is 31 October. Applications for September 2018 entry will open on 1 November.

You can apply for a course at the School of Advanced Study online via the course pages - browse our range of Master's and Research degrees below. To make an application for a research degree, click here for more information.

You may wish to read the guidance notes for information about the application process.

A non-refundable application fee of £50 will need to be paid before your application can be considered. Institutes will aim to make to make decisions on applications within 28 working days, although where an interview takes place, this may not be possible.

If you have any queries about the course application and/or admissions process, or if you require course and application material in hard copy, please fill in the online enquiry form.


Master's Graduates

Master's Degrees

Five of the School's nine institutes offer Master's degrees in their specialist areas of expertise in the humanities and social sciences, benefitting from a friendly and supportive postgraduate-focused environment and world-leading research resources

A PhD student at graduation

 PhD Programmes

Our research students can take advantage of a varied and challenging research training programme, with general research skills training and research methodologies courses. See what fields of study are available at the UK's national humanities research hub.

Attendees of one of our short courses

Short Courses and Summer Schools

There are a range of summer schools and short courses on offer from our prestigious research institutes. They are designed to be academically challenging and are delivered by distinguished scholars.