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Postgraduate study in the humanities

The School of Advanced Study 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, the School and its nine internationally known research institutes provide an unrivalled scholarly community in which to pursue postgraduate study and research.

Postgraduate research in the humanities
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Study at the UK’s national centre for the support and promotion of research in the humanities

The School offers nearly thirty full- and part-time postgraduate degree programmes (MA, MRes, LLM, MPhil, and PhD) in a range of humanities subjects, including art history, classics, Commonwealth studies, English and American literature and culture, history and historical research, human rights, Latin American studies, law, and modern languages.

In addition to our London-based programmes, we offer distance learning master’s degrees and, from 2017, distance learning doctoral degrees. Our popular short courses and summer schools focus on specialist law subjects, literature, palaeography and book history, and oral history, among other subjects.

As a student, you’ll benefit from the vibrant and collaborative research environment created by our nine institutes. You’ll study with leading specialists in your field, hone your research skills in our highly regarded training programmes, expand your knowledge through our extensive calendar of events, and become part of a worldwide network of humanities scholars.

Our central London location (Senate House on Malet Street) provides easy access to world-class research resources and the expertise of some of the best academic institutions, museums, and libraries in the world, including Senate House Library and seven specialist libraries, which together form one of the most significant arts, humanities, and social science 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 London are all nearby.