About the Higher Specialist Scientist Training programme

The HSST programme can be challenging. This section has some tips for current trainees.

HSST 2020 Trainee induction

This section provides an induction for new trainees due to start the Higher Specialist Scientist Training programme.

Your curriculum

This section explores the three main components of the HSST curricula and the doctoral level academic aspect of the HSST programme.


This section includes resources to help you during the five-year programme.


This section will help you become familiar with OneFile, the online e-portfolio.

Exiting process

This section provides details about the particular evidence that each specialism is required to provide for exit from the programme.


This section identifies the different paths you can take if you need extra support