School of Advanced Study

The School of Advanced Study is made up of ten prestigious postgraduate research institutes which cover a wide range of subject fields in the humanities and social sciences

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Why School of Advanced Study?

Established in 1994, the School of Advanced Study unites ten research institutes at the University of London.

Set in Bloomsbury in central London, the school is within easy reach of the city's best museums and libraries.

The school offers full and part-time postgraduate programmes in a number of subject areas including art history, human rights, law, taxation, and politics and international development.

The school's ten institutes include the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, the Institute of Classical Studies, the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, the Institute of English Studies, the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, the Institute of Historical Research, the Institute of Musical Research, the Institute of Philosophy, the Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Warburg Institute.

Students benefit from the collaborative research environment created by the ten institutes, plus you can participate in the school's extensive programme of events, research training and networks.

International Students

As a small, specialist postgraduate research institution, the school offers a friendly community to students around the world.

Around one-third of the school's student population is international.

In the UK's Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey held in 2012, students of the school reported an overall satisfaction rate of 91 per cent.

International students are provided with guidance and support in their career development from the University of London's careers service.

Graduates have gone on to work in a range of successful careers in many different countries. Some continue to study at PhD level, while others work in national and local government, the media, law firms, financial institutions, the culture industry and more.

What Students Say:

"I love how honest and passionate our teachers are and the fantastic opportunities we’ve had, from working one day a week for NGOs to visiting Geneva and networking at the UN. I feel I have personally benefited from the focused learning environment, the connections, the inspirational people surrounding me and the intellectual and supportive atmosphere. We get to see some seriously inspirational people talking too. The Nobel Peace Prize holder Shirin Ebadi, Tony Benn and Albie Sachs have all spoken at events at the Institute. I feel I have benefited enormously from this course. This has been one of the most intense, happy, fast, difficult, wonderful, exciting years of my life. I can’t believe how lucky I’ve been to have had the opportunity to do all that I’ve done on this course."

Gabriella Wass, MA Understanding and Securing Human Rights
Quick facts
  • Around 300 postgraduate students.
  • The college's Senate House Library has more than 3 million books, plus first-class digital resources.
  • Graduates are awarded prestigious University of London degrees.
Location

School of Advanced Study Location

Senate House, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU

School of Advanced Study
Student Testimonials

"I love how honest and passionate our teachers are and the fantastic opportunities we’ve had, from working one day a week for NGOs to visiting Geneva and networking at the UN. I feel I have personally benefited from the focused learning environment, the connections, the inspirational people surrounding me and the intellectual and supportive atmosphere. We get to see some seriously inspirational people talking too. The Nobel Peace Prize holder Shirin Ebadi, Tony Benn and Albie Sachs have all spoken at events at the Institute. I feel I have benefited enormously from this course. This has been one of the most intense, happy, fast, difficult, wonderful, exciting years of my life. I can’t believe how lucky I’ve been to have had the opportunity to do all that I’ve done on this course."

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