SUPA Training Modules

ScotCHEM Ph.D. students are now able to access modules provided by SUPA, the physics research alliance for Scotland. The modules are listed in the table below. As always please discuss your training needs/commitments with your supervisor before registering.  Module descriptions are available in the SUPA  course catalogue here. Modules are split into Advanced Specialist Skills, and Professional Development.

Some SUPA modules may require you to travel. If this is the case, ScotCHEM may cover your travel expenses, however you must confirm this in advance by e-mailing

Course Title Semester
Advanced Specialist Skills
Nanophotonics 1
Solar Power 1
Polymer and Liquid Crystal Displays 1
Introduction to Soft Condensed Matter 2
Professional Development
Root 1
Maths Primer 1
Introductory Data Analysis 1
C+ +/- Object Orientated Programming 1
Vacuum Technology 1
Mathematical Modelling 2
Advanced Data Analysis for the Physical Sciences 2
Introduction to Python 2
Software Carpentry 2

Registration typically closes shortly after the module starts. 

To enrol on these courses you will need to create an account on mySUPA, which you can do here. When prompted, please enter your Job Description as “PhD Student”, and your subject area as “Chemistry”. If you have any problems registering, please contact the SUPA administration team on