Founded in 1994, the School exists to protect, foster and develop an approach to advanced study which was evolved by its constituent institutes, many of which have long and distinguished histories. It is the only institution in the UK that is nationally funded to promote and facilitate research in the humanities and social sciences and receives special funding for its mission from Research England.
The School of Advanced Study (SAS) is a postgraduate institution of the University of London and the UK’s national centre for the promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities and social sciences. Based in Senate House, in Bloomsbury, central London, close to the British Museum, British Library and several of the colleges of the University of London, the School brings together nine research institutes, many of which have long and distinguished histories, to provide a wide range of specialist research services, facilities and resources.
Its constituent institutes are:
It offers taught master’s and research degrees in humanities and social science subjects (MA, MRes, LLM, MPhil, and PhD).