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School of Advanced Study, University of London

The School of Advanced Study brings together eight research institutes and a number of centres of excellence at the University of London to form the UK's national centre for the support and promotion of academic research in the humanities.


Founded by the University of London in August 1994, as a federation of nine of the University's research institutes in the humanities and social sciences, was officially opened on 15 March 1995. 

Many of its institutes already functioned as centres of international excellence to facilitate advanced study in their fields for the benefit of the national and international scholarly communities.


The School of Advanced Study is a unique environment in which to study the humanities.  The School strives to reflect the latest developments in thinking across the humanities disciplines it supports and to ensure that its programmes reflect this.   We are also aware that the needs of our students are constantly changing.  With that in mind, the School continually reviews the its programmes and, as part of that process, reserves the right to alter or discontinue them. 


The School of Advanced Study brings together eight internationally renowned research institutes to form the UK's national centre for the support of researchers and the promotion of research in the humanities. 

The School:

  • Provides a research base for an international community of scholars
  • Inspires, develops, and supports innovative research initiatives and networks
  • Enhances the dissemination of the research of others, and related activities, beyond what they or their institutions could achieve alone
  • Provides specialist research training at master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels - locally, nationally, and internationally
  • Adds value to the work of researchers in the humanities and social sciences throughout the UK


The SAS Careers Service works with students and graduates of all ages and at all stages of career development across all the institutes. Our mission is to advance the employability and career prospects of all our community, whatever they study, wherever they live and whatever their career stage by delivering high quality, innovative and globally informed careers education, information and guidance. 

Housing services

The School of Advanced Study has been allocated quota places in the following intercollegiate Halls of Residence for full-time students who have been offered a place of study. The Accommodation options available in the Halls of Residence.

Library services

The institute libraries of the School form one of the world's most significant collections in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

More than 100,000 registered readers from more than 200 countries access the services of the eight collaborating libraries each year. 

ICT services

  • E-mail: You should check your School email account regularly as academic and administrative staff will use e-mails as the primary mode of contact.
  • Storage:Microsoft OneDrive.
  • Microsoft Office Suite: this can be accessed online or downloaded for installation on your personal devices.
  • Study Online: the Virtual Learning Environment.
  • Wi-Fi access via the Eduroam Service.
  • Student Records System (SITS).

Medical services

Local residents and students of the University may register with the Gower Street Practice, which is very close to Senate House. The National Health Service (NHS) has a non-emergency number - NHS 111 - available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Campus life

London is one of the most vibrant, creative and cosmopolitan cities in the world. By applying to one of the member institutions or academic departments of the University of London, you will have the chance to study at a world-class institution in the heart of the city.

London, England, United Kingdom

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