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The British Academy Endorsement for Global Talent (Peer Review)

For a Global Talent (Peer Review) Endorsement application, applicants must work in an approved research discipline. This blog is the first of three which will look at who the endorsement application must be made to and which particular research disciplines are available to the applicant.


The applicant's field will determine which body the application must be made to:


1. British Academy - for humanities and social science

2. Royal Society - for science and medicine

3. Royal Academy of Engineering – (yes you guessed it) for engineering


The British Academy Endorsement

All applicants must work in an approved research discipline. If the Home Office approved list does not have a research discipline which covers the applicant’s specialist field then they will not be able to make the application. However, given the list is quite extensive, it is likely at least one of the approved research disciplines would be applicable:

African, Asian and the Middle East Studies

Anthropology and Geography

  • ​African language and literature

  • Ancient Middle Eastern/Central Asian languages and literature

  • Ancient oriental languages

  • Chinese language and literature

  • Japanese language and literature

  • Modern Middle Eastern languages and literature

  • Other Asian languages and literature

  • ​Anthropology

  • Cultural studies - anthropology

  • Economic geography

  • Historical geography

  • Human geography

Archaeology

Classical Antiquity

  • ​Classical archaeology

  • Medieval and post-medieval archaeology

  • Prehistory

  • Ancient Greek language and literature

  • Ancient History

  • Classical studies

  • Latin language and literature

Culture, Media and Performance Studies

Early Modern History to c1850

  • Areas of the digital humanities

  • Cultural geography

  • Cultural sociology

  • Cultural studies

  • Film studies

  • Media studies

  • New media and digital culture studies

  • Performance studies

  • Photographic studies

  • Sound studies

  • Visual culture studies

  • Early modern history

  • History of science and ideas - to c1850

  • Social history - to c1850

Early Modern Languages and Literature: From 1500 - 1830

Economics and Economic History

  • Celtic languages and literature from 1500 - 1830

  • English language and literature from 1500 - 1830

  • European languages and literature from 1500-1830

  • Other languages and literature from 1500-1830

  • Slavonic and East European languages and literature from 1500-1830

  • Agricultural economics

  • Business and management studies

  • Economic history

  • Econometrics

  • Economics

Education

History of Art and Music

  • Children and childhood

  • Curriculum, teachers and teaching

  • Economics, employment, poverty, wealth, social mobility and education

  • Education and international development

  • Educational systems, demography, statistics, policy and governance

  • Gender, ethnicity, class and identity

  • Human development, cognition and learning

  • Language, linguistics, language processing, literacy and bilingualism

  • Learning difficulties and developmental disorders

  • Media and communication

  • Parenting, families and youth culture

  • School organisation and effectiveness

  • The growth of mass education

  • Architecture

  • Ethnomusicology

  • History of art

  • History of music

Law

Linguistics and Philology

  • European law

  • Jurisprudence

  • Law

  • Socio-legal studies

  • Theory of law

  • Cognitive science

  • Linguistics

  • Philology

  • Psycholinguistics

  • Sociolinguistics

Management and Business Studies

Medieval Studies: History and Literature: From 400-1500

  • Business studies

  • Management studies

  • Celtic languages and literature from 400-1500

  • English language and literature from 400 - 1500

  • European languages and literature from 400-1500

  • Medieval history

  • Other languages and literature from 400 – 1500

  • Slavonic and East European languages and literature from 400 - 1500

Modern History from c1850

Modern Languages, Literatures and other Media: From 1830 to present day

  • History of science and ideas - from 1850

  • Modern history

  • Social history - from 1850

  • Celtic languages and literature from 1830 to present day

  • Communications and media studies

  • Comparative literature from 1830 to present day

  • Cultural studies

  • Drama, theatre and film studies

  • English language and literature from 1830 to present day

  • European languages and literature from 1830 to present day Slavonic and East European languages and literature from 1830 to present day

  • Library and information sciences

  • Other languages and literature from 1830 to present day

Philosophy

Political Studies: Political Theory, Government and International Relations

  • Economic philosophy

  • Ethics

  • Logics

  • Metaphysics

  • Political philosophy

  • Comparative politics

  • Development studies

  • Government

  • International relations

  • Parliamentary studies

  • Political economy

  • Political theory

Psychology

Sociology, Demography and Social Statistics

  • Behavioural science - social science

  • Cognitive science - social science

  • Educational psychology

  • Psychology - social science

  • Social psychology

  • Cultural studies - social science

  • Demography

  • Education

  • Social policy and administration

  • Sociology

Theology and Religious Studies

  • ​Biblical Studies

  • Comparative religion

  • Religious studies

  • Theology

If you are considering making a Global Talent Peer Review endorsement application to The British Academy, one of our experienced immigration advisors will be able to guide you through the process.

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