Studying for a PhD at the Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study

The School of Advanced Study (where the Refugee Law Initiative is based) is the UK's national research hub in the humanities and offers a world-class research environment to our research students.

The School of Advanced Study offers students with an appropriate topic and level of local resource the opportunity to undertake a PhD by distance learning. These students are required to attend our London campus at set intervals to complete an intensive research training module, for upgrade, and for the viva but will otherwise study at their own location. This option is available to UK, EU and international students on the same basis as our on-campus PhD programmes (three years full time, six years part time). Fees are the same as for our on-campus PhD programmes. Our institutes also offer a range of bursaries and studentships for applicants on our programmes. View funding opportunities here.

For more information, please visit the SAS Distance Learning PhD page.

Doctoral Centre

The Doctoral Centre at SAS supports researchers in the humanities in the School, across the UK, and internationally. It provides a freely-accessible and wide-ranging programme of research training in skills for humanities researchers of all sorts and wherever they may be located. It also co-ordinates and facilitates paid-for short courses and summer schools run by the institutes and other centres and departments at SAS. Internally, it oversees the academic experience of MPhil and PhD students in the School and provides expertise and support in learning technology for all teaching and learning across SAS.