Research degrees (PhD and MPhil)
Undertaking postgraduate research allows you to develop in-depth knowledge while making a meaningful contribution to your chosen field. The School of Advanced Study’s eight world-renowned institutes offer expertise in a broad range of humanities disciplines.
Choose between on-campus study or online PhD supervision from anywhere in the world.
However you study, you'll benefit from the School’s collaborative research environment, specialist resources, and opportunities to participate in an extensive programme of events.
What our students say
“My supervisors are experts in the fields that inform my research, and the Institute is home to influential research centres which bring together academics from all around the globe. The research culture promotes independent work while still receiving constant support and constructive feedback.”
Monja Stahlberger, Germany
PhD at the Institute of Languages, Cultures & Societies
“I chose this PhD programme because of the world-leading expertise offered by the academic staff, the availability of resources, and the series of lectures given by visiting academics and leading practitioners in the field of refugee studies.”
Dean Thompson, Australia
PhD at the Refugee Law Initiative
“The programme has furnished me with many skills, from interpersonal to technical, that will be very useful regardless of whether I choose to stay in academia or pursue a career in industry or in the public sector.”
Daniela Major, Portugal
PhD in Digital Humanities