Welcome to the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities

As the world’s first national graduate school in the Arts and Humanities, founded in 2014, our mission is to work together to inspire researchers who are talented, caring, ethical and reflective professionals with a demonstrable commitment to generating and mobilising knowledge across a range of scholarly, professional and public communities.

Our HEI members cover the whole of Scotland, from the Highlands and Islands to the Scottish Borders. Rooted in Scotland, we are an integral part of Scottish, UK and international civil society.

Through our values of respect, inclusivity, partnership and creativity, we enrich the many contributions made to our culture and society by doctoral researchers across our member HEIs. 

Working with our supporters in the arts, culture, creative and heritage sectors, we support positive connections and productive networks locally, regionally and globally to provide outstanding opportunities for doctoral researchers in Scotland.

SGSAH is home to the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Scotland. We are funded by the Scottish Funding Council and the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as well as our member HEIs.