Welcome to the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities

We are the world's first national graduate school in the Arts & Humanities. Our membership includes sixteen Scottish universities, from the oldest to the newest & including our four art schools & national conservatoire.  We cover Scotland’s geography from the Highlands & Islands to the Scottish Borders, & we work with a wide range of supporters from the arts, culture, creative & heritage sectors. We incorporate the AHRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnership Scotland.


We are funded by the Scottish Funding Council & the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as well as our member HEIs.
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SGSAH Vision

Our vision is a Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities that is an integral & influential part of Scottish, UK & international civil society, growing future leaders & opinion formers in all walks of life.


SGSAH Mission

Our mission is to work together to inspire researchers who are capable, caring, ethical & reflective professionals with a demonstrable commitment to generating & mobilising knowledge across a range of scholarly, professional & public communities. By sharing expertise, best practice, resources & training we will set the standards for & raise the expectations of the postgraduate researcher experience across Scotland.


Doctoral researchers at any SGSAH Member HEI within the arts & humanities can apply for our training opportunities.  To find out about what's available:

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