Founded in 1994, it is a driving force for knowledge sharing across the humanities in this country and beyond, and it receives special funding for this purpose from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
The School’s nine research institutes serve as a base for an international community of humanities scholars at all career levels; inspire, develop, and support innovative research initiatives and networks; and provide specialist research training at the master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels.
Through its institutes, the School provides an unrivalled scholarly community in which to pursue postgraduate study and research. Students learn from leading specialists in their fields, hone their research skills in highly regarded training programmes, expand their knowledge through an extensive calendar of events, and become part of a worldwide network of humanities scholars.
Led by the School of Advanced Study in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, Being Human is the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. Established in 2014, and taking place annually at venues across the UK, Being Human highlights the ways in which the humanities can inspire and enrich our everyday lives and help us to understand ourselves, our relationships with others, and the challenges we face in a changing world.