Graduate School Courses Information

We ask that all PhD students undertake a minimum of 40 hours of advanced specialist physics studies and 20 hours of professional development training during the first two years of their PhD. Please note that this is a minimum requirement and some themes and universities will require their students to do more or have mandatory courses. Additional information about these requirements can be found from your local Graduate School or Graduate School Committee member. Details of all SUPA courses can be found in the (2019/20) SUPA course catalogue and handbook*

Enrolment for Semester 2 will open before Christmas.

Catalogue of Courses & Student Handbook*

Online Timetable

Course List

Researcher Development

Every UK university has a researcher development team, to aid you in acquiring new knowledge and skills beyond your research field, to enable you to graduate with skills to support your future employment. You can find information on the researcher development skills courses run by the SUPA universities at the following:

Aberdeen
Dundee
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Heriot-Watt
St Andrews
Strathclyde
UWS

Plagiarism

Whilst undertaking SUPA courses with assessment, you will be required to abide by your university's rules on plagiarism. Those found to have plagiarised in their assignments will be subject to the disciplinary procedures of their home university (not that of the lecturer, if different). More information can be found at your institutions website:

Aberdeen
Dundee
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Heriot-Watt
St Andrews
Strathclyde
UWS

The University of Glasgow also has a good guide on avoiding self-plagiarism.

*Disclaimer

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within the SUPA course catalogue is correct at the time of publication. SUPA Graduate School courses are subject to on-going development which could necessitate cancellation of, or alteration to, the advertised courses. The SUPA Graduate School reserves the right to make changes at any time without prior notice.
Please note that the term ‘credits’ is only used in SUPA course catalogue and handbook to refer to ‘SUPA Hours Equivalent Credits’ (the number of face to face hours per course that students are credited with towards their minimum coursework requirements). This term does not refer to ECTS or any other crediting system.