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You have been assigned a supervisor from within the course team. Please check your module acceptance letter. The responsibilities of the supervisor include:

a) providing guidance about

  • the nature of the research and the standard expected
  • planning the research programme
  • literature

b) responding to requests for tutorials and other meetings  

c) requesting written work as appropriate, and returning such work with constructive criticism and in reasonable time

d) identifying and appointing internal and external examiners 

e) ensuring you are made aware of progress in relation to the standards of work that are generally expected


The supervisor will assist you in developing your research proposal.
S/he will advise and guide you during the research period. The supevisor will expect to read written drafts or outlines of chapters well in advance of tutorials. S/he will ensure that, where appropriate, application to the Research Ethics Committee is made.