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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. 



Founded in 1994, the School of Advanced Study at the University of London is the only institution in the UK that is nationally funded to promote and facilitate research in the humanities. It performs a vital role as a driving force for knowledge sharing across the humanities in the UK and beyond. 


The School's mission is to maintain and develop the resources of its nine member institutes, many of which have long and distinguished histories, for the benefit of national and international research communities.


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 School of Advanced Study has been allocated quota places in the following intercollegiate Halls of Residence for full-time students who have been offered a place of study: International Hall, College Hall, Connaught Hall, The Garden Hall.

Library services

Seven of the School's institutes have internationally-renowned research libraries. Collections comprise in excess of 1.2 million volumes, 26,000 electronic journals and 300,000 photographs. As a student of the School, you can access any of these libraries on presentation of your ID card. Differing borrowing rights apply at different institutes.

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.

Medical services

All School students may register for free National Health care with their local doctor (GP surgery).

Student Life

Campus life

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.

Student clubs

SASiety is a student-run organisation for all SAS students, of all ages, from all institutes, studying all programmes; Master's students, PhD students and Fellows are welcome to join us! Rather than a union, we are more about ensuring that SAS students get to meet more people, and gain social and academic contacts and support. Our aim is to create a sense of community here at SAS in Senate House and to provide a social space for fun events and ideas. We organise regular meet-ups and events, and look forward to welcoming you to our common room!

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