Graduate School

All research students studying physics here at the University of Strathclyde are members of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) Graduate School.

The Graduate School supports postgraduate-level training across Scotland, through video conferencing and a virtual learning environment.

You're expected to take at least 40 hours of technical lecture courses relevant to your research within your first two years.

You can take lectures from courses offered by the SUPA Graduate School or advanced undergraduate courses in departments across our Science faculty.


If you're doing a PhD, you'll also need to do a minimum of 20 hours transferrable skills training.

You can choose from a variety of activities including taught courses from SUPA or the University, attend outreach activities or participate in other graduate schools.

The John Anderson Research Colloquia

The John Anderson Research Colloquia in Physics is compulsory for all PhD and MPhil students to attend.

It occurs every Wednesday at 3pm, unless otherwise stated, in the John Anderson Building, and you're guaranteed chocolate biscuits and coffee.