The School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London brings together 10 internationally-renowned research institutes to form the UK's national centre for the support and promotion of research in the humanities. The School also hosts a multidisciplinary centre, the Human Rights Consortium.
Located in the heart of intellectual London in Bloomsbury - surrounded by University of London Colleges, including UCL, LSE, SOAS, Birkbeck, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Institute of Education as well as the British Museum and the British Library - SAS offers a unique scholarly community for postgraduate students in the humanities. Our students benefit from easy access to incredibly rich research resources including Senate House Library, the University of London's central library and one of the UK's biggest humanities research collections.
Six of the School's institutes offer a range of taught Master's programmes and doctoral supervision in their areas of expertise in: History, Art history, French / German / Hispanic / Italian / Portuguese cultures and literatures, English Studies, Law, Politics and international development, Human rights, Commonwealth Studies, Latin American Studies, Refugee Studies, International corporate governance and financial regulation, and Taxation.
SAS receives higher than national average satisfaction rates. In the 2013 national postgraduate student surveys, 85% of MA students stated that their teaching and learning experience had exceeded their expectations and 88% of research degree students reported that their overall experience had exceeded their expectations.
Funding: SAS Studentships
Postgraduate Support Scheme (2015-16 only)
There are five awards of up to a maximum of £10,000 to cover tuition fees and contribute towards maintenance costs (where applicable) which are available for 2015-16 only via the HEFCE-funded Postgraduate Support Scheme. This one-year scheme aims to support students from under-represented groups among the School’s taught masters population, who wish to undertake a postgraduate taught programme.
Eligibility: Awards will be restricted to students who are:
- Progressing from an undergraduate course for which they were charged the higher tuition fee applying since 2012-13 and who do not have an Equivalent Lower Qualification (ELQ) i.e. already have a masters or higher degree;
- Undertaking masters courses in any subject, excluding MRes, Distance Learning, PGDip and PGCert;
- Studying full-time or part-time for a maximum of two years;
- Domiciled in the UK or European Union;
- From a group that is evidentially under-represented among the School’s taught masters population.
Application: In order to apply for a Postgraduate Support Scheme studentship at the School, you must have applied to study here. Please see our Master’s degrees webpage or Institute websites, and then the information on how to apply. The Postgraduate Support Scheme studentship competition for 2015-16 closes on Monday 1st June 2015.
SAS Studentships (Coffin Fund for Promising Students)
The School is able to provide two SAS Studentships via the Coffin Fund for Promising Students. In 2015-16, the awards are £12,500 to cover tuition fees and contribute towards maintenance costs (where applicable) and will be awarded to two students who have demonstrably excelled in their undergraduate degree.
Eligibility: The primary criterion on which applications are judged is academic merit. The successful applicant will be of exceptional quality, evidenced by previous academic achievement at undergraduate level, with an outstanding mark achieved in the final-year project/dissertation. Successful applicants will have a genuine and demonstrable interest in undertaking a master’s degree at the School of Advanced Study. In addition, awards are open to students who are:
- Self funded and domiciled in the UK, European Union (EU) or overseas;
- Studying full time or part time for a maximum of two years;
- Undertaking masters courses in any subject (excluding MRes, Distance
Learning,PGDip and PGCert).
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