Scottish Graduate School in Physics

Postgraduate student studying a brochureImages of SUPA Graduate SchoolThe SUPA Graduate School is a pan-Scotland initiative which has provided postgraduate education and training to Scottish physicists since its inception in 2006. Consisting of over 60 courses across seven research themes, the SUPA programme includes both technical and core skills courses designed to give PhD students a full complement of skills to take into their future careers.

SUPA training is delivered face to face, via purpose built   in each of the eight member institutions, and in person in a variety of residential and lab-based courses. Training is also delivered online through the  Virtual Learning Environment. The VC suites and My.SUPA are the heart of the SUPA Graduate School. SUPA uses courses already running at its member institutions as well as commissioning and developing courses designed specifically for the Scottish Physics community.



The SUPA SFC SPIRIT project – INSPIRE, a £1.6M, 3 year project with 15 industrial studentships.



  • An international review of the Graduate School, has stated ‘Overall we believe that the SUPA Graduate School is moving in the right direction to provide a training which is competitive at the World level’. A review of SUPA for SFC by SQW Consulting stated that ‘the Graduate School is exceeding expectations’.