Study humanities in London
Join an unrivalled scholarly community as you pursue your postgraduate study and research 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 consists of eight internationally known research institutes.
The School offers nearly thirty full- and part-time postgraduate degrees (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 courses, we offer both master’s degrees and doctoral degrees through online learning. 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 eight institutes:
- 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.
- Become part of a worldwide network of humanities scholars.
Our central London location 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 six 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.