• Single semester, full year and summer courses for US undergraduates
  • Located in the world-heritage city of Bath, England
  • Challenging liberal arts curriculum
  • Small seminar classes and tutorials
  • Course-related study trips
  • Residentials in Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Varied social programme
  • Genuine opportunities for cultural enrichment

The World Heritage City of Bath

Our study centre is situated at the heart of the beautiful, eighteenth-century city of Bath, 90 minutes west of London. All students are housed in attractive properties in historic areas of the city centre, within walking distance of the Roman Baths, the Abbey, galleries, museums, and an array of cafes, restaurants and pubs.

Academic Excellence

Established in 1987, Advanced Studies in England (ASE) is proud of its reputation for academic excellence. Teaching takes place in small seminar groups (maximum 13 students) and tutorial-style classes. Courses are taught by highly-qualified British faculty, many from Oxford University, and the Programme enjoys ongoing academic ties with University College, Oxford. Our Academic Adviser, Professor Christopher Pelling - who appoints ASE's faculty - is Emeritus Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford University.

Residentials and Study Trips

We aim to give all our students an insider's view of Britain, its history, landscape and culture. Each semester includes a week-long residential at University College, Oxford and three days in Stratford-upon-Avon, where we attend performances by the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company, and organized day trips to some of the hidden rural treasures of England and Wales. Many of our seminars also include study trips to course-connected locations and events.

Cultural Immersion

A carefully structured social and cultural programme actively encourages students to immerse themselves more fully in the life of the city. All ASE students have Associate Membership of he Students' Union at Bath Spa University, and a team of Bath-based student helpers organises weekly events and helps facilitate links with local volunteering agencies, clubs, sports teams and societies.

ASE's Certificate of Cultural Enrichment structures and encourages cultural integration.


ASE is a non-profit branch campus of Franklin and Marshall College. Franklin and Marshall College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, a regional accrediting agency recognised by the US Department of Education.

ASE is open to all academically-qualified undergraduates attending US colleges and universities regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or national origin.