Master of Research (MRes), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and other research degree applicants are required to discuss their proposed research project with a suitable research supervisor prior to submitting an application.
As a potential applicant, finding the right supervisors for your project is an important first step in a successful research candidature.
To find a supervisor who matches your research interests, you should try a combination of the following methods:
- Visit the School or Institute research pages and look for researchers in your area of interest.
- Search the Staff Profiles Directory by keyword.
If you identify a potential supervisor, you should send them an email introducing yourself, describing your previous qualifications and experience, outlining your area of interest, and providing a short explanation about why you would like to work with them on a research project.
If you are finding it difficult to identify a supervisor, you should contact the Higher Degree Research (HDR) Director or Associate Dean, HDR in a relevant School or Institute. They will be able to provide advice and may be able to recommend a potential supervisor or research project.