University of London, School of Advanced Study

Introduction

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;
  • Self-funded;
  • From a group that is evidentially under-represented among the School’s taught masters population.
NB: Candidates must meet all of the above criteria. It is for the School to determine which students are from under-represented groups among the School’s taught masters population. Data and examples will be provided to the panel.

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).

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.
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MA in Cultural and Intellectual History 1300–1650

Campus Full time 12 months October 2017 United Kingdom City of London

This degree at the Warburg Institute aims to equip students for interdisciplinary research in Medieval and Renaissance studies and in the reception of the classical tradition. [+]

About the degree The Warburg Institute MA in Cultural and Intellectual History aims to equip students for interdisciplinary research in Medieval and Renaissance studies and in the reception of the classical tradition. Students will become part of an international community of scholars, working in a world-famous library. They will broaden their range of knowledge to include the historically informed interpretation of images and texts, art history, philosophy, history of science, literature, and the impact of religion on society. Students will improve their knowledge of Latin, French and Italian and will acquire the library and archival skills essential for research on primary texts. This twelve-month, full-time course is intended as an introduction to the principal elements of the classical tradition and to interdisciplinary research in cultural and intellectual history from the late Middle Ages to the early modern period. Although it is a qualification in its own right, the MA is also designed to provide training for further research at doctoral level. It is taught through classes and supervision by members of the academic staff of the Institute and by outside teachers. The teaching staff are leading professors and academics in their field who have published widely. Research strengths include: the transmission of Arabic science and philosophy to Western Europe; the later influence of classical philosophy (Aristotelianism, Platonism, Epicureanism and Stoicism); and religious nonconformism in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. For further details on the research interests of teaching staff see the module table in this leaflet or visit www.warburg.sas.ac.uk/home/staff-contacts/academic-staff. Degree overview... [-]

MA in Garden and Landscape History

Campus Full time Part time 12 months October 2017 United Kingdom City of London + 1 more

The MA in Garden and Landscape History at the Institute of Historical Research will provide an academically rigorous environment in which students will develop their academic research and writing skills, and gain a profound understanding of gardens and landscapes spanning the globe and the centuries. [+]

The MA in Garden and Landscape History at the Institute of Historical Research will provide an academically rigorous environment in which students will develop their academic research and writing skills, and gain a profound understanding of gardens and landscapes spanning the globe and the centuries. This course will be particularly useful for graduates who have completed a first degree in a related subject, as well as for architects and landscape gardeners looking to deepen their subject knowledge or add an edge to their curriculum vitae. Teaching will occur at the Institute of Historical Research, with a strong emphasis on tutor-student interaction in class. There will also be an emphasis on practical training, with sessions at museums and libraries, and visits to gardens in London. The course includes an optional field trip to Rome and Tivoli in the spring, with visits to the Vatican, Villa Borghese and Villa Adriana, amongst a number of other magnificent historic cultural sites. Course structure The course will be run on a full-time basis over one year. Teaching will take place on Thursdays from 10:00 to 17:00 and will be divided between two terms. The third term will be dedicated to dissertation preparation and writing. Students must complete core module 1, core module 2 (selecting three options from the seven provided), and core module 3 – a 15,000 word dissertation in order to be awarded the full MA. However, there are a range of options available for flexible study: Those wishing to pursue this course on... [-]

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University of London, School of Advanced Study

Address City of London, England, United Kingdom
Website http://www.london.ac.uk/
Phone +44 20 7862 8000