The Doctoral Centre provides essential training and resources for humanities researchers both within the University of London School of Advanced Study and throughout the UK.

External Research Training and Resources

The research training programme (taught online and available for free to all) is designed to meet the needs of humanities researchers in Britain and around the world for high-quality training in research methods, skills and software. The majority of attendees are doctoral students, but established academics frequently also use our courses to develop new skills or acquire proficiency in emerging technologies and techniques.

Alongside the free training programme, the Doctoral Centre co-ordinates the programme of summer schools and short courses offered by the institutes, centres and other departments of the School of Advanced Study. Fees are chargeable for these courses, but they are costed at a level which should make them widely accessible to researchers.

Doctoral Study and Research Resources Within SAS

Within SAS the Doctoral Centre oversees and co-ordinates the academic experience of research students in the constituent institutes and centres. In collaboration with the Registry, the Research Office and the School and University quality assurance committees it creates and reviews strategy and policy with respect to teaching and learning at MPhil and PhD level, as well as promoting and supporting best practice in teaching and supervision.

The Doctoral Centre also develops and maintains SAS’s online teaching and learning platforms, Study Online and ReShape. Our learning technologists provide expertise and support for online and computerised teaching initiatives across the School.