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School of Advanced Study, University of London

The School of Advanced Study at the University of London brings together nine internationally renowned research institutes to form the UK's national centre for the support of researchers and the promotion of research in the humanities. 



The School of Advanced Study, founded by the University of London in August 1994 as a federation of nine of the University's research institutes in the humanities and social sciences, was officially opened on 15 March 1995. 


Located at the heart of the University of London in Bloomsbury, SAS provides an unrivalled scholarly community in which to pursue postgraduate study and research. Our students benefit from our collaborative research environment and opportunities to participate in our extensive programme of events, research training, and networks, as well as a wide range of funding opportunities, including AHRC-sponsored London Arts and Humanities Partnership studentships. All graduates are awarded a University of London degree.


The School unites nine internationally renowned research institutes at the University of London to form the UK's national centre for the support and promotion of research in the humanities.


The School is dedicated to supporting the career and personal development of its students and graduates.  Students are provided with guidance and support in their career development from the SAS Careers Service, who are part of The Careers Group, University of London.

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Housing services

The University of London Housing Services offers practical help and advice to students and has access to competitively priced private accommodation. In particular, the UoL Housing Services Property Management Unit offers a range of managed self-catering accommodation for full-time postgraduate students. 

Library services

Since March 2020 the staff of the School’s libraries and Senate House Library have been working very hard to provide advice, access to e-resources and other support, and to plan for the resumption of some limited on-site services. 

ICT services

The Digital Resource Centre provides Internet connectivity for students with their own personal laptop computers. There is a wireless service throughout Senate House Library South Block as well as specific locations where users can plug their laptops into a wired network service. Senate House 2nd and 3rd floors and Stewart House 2nd floor are fully wifi enabled.

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London is one of the most vibrant, creative and cosmopolitan cities in the world. By applying to one of the member institutions or academic departments of the University of London, you will have the chance to study at a world-class institution in the heart of the city.

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