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Find A Supervisor

One of the main reasons that potential research students are unsuccessful is the focus of the proposed research does not fit with the University’s supervisory competences. The majority of our academic departments advise you to contact prospective supervisors in advance of your application, to discuss with them how your research interests may be compatible with their interests and experience. Before getting in touch, please check the postgraduate research webpages on the relevant department website to see if this applies in your case.

Once you have identified an academic, you need to persuade them that you are a suitable candidate. You also need to feel comfortable with the supervisor; after all they will be your mentor for at least 3 years. It is wise, if distance permits, to arrange a meeting with them or a telephone conversation where you can discuss your proposed PhD and their research interest. During discussions they will be able to help you focus on your topic offering advice on how to structure your research. They may also be able to help you with funding applications. Please note, much more guidance on this topic is available on the Warwick Doctoral College website.

Please click below to be taken directly to the relevant academic department staff list.

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Applied Linguistics, Department of

Business School, Warwick (supervisor not required for WBS courses)

Caribbean Studies, The Yesu Persaud Centre for
Chemistry, Department of

Classics and Ancient History, Department of
Complexity Science, Centre for
Computer Science, Department of
Cultural and Media Policy Studies, Centre for

Economics, Department of
Education Studies, Centre for
Employment Research, Institute for
Engineering, School of
English and Comparative Literary Studies, Department of

Film and Television Studies, Department of
French Studies, Department of

German Studies, Department of
Global Sustainable Development


Hispanic Studies, Department of
History, Department of
History of Art, Department of

Interdisciplinary Methodologies, Centre for
Italian Studies, Department of

Law, School of
Life Sciences, School ofLink opens in a new window
Lifelong Learning, Centre forLink opens in a new window

Mathematics Institute, Warwick
Medical School, Warwick
Molecular Organisation and Assembly in Cells Doctoral Training Centre (MOAC DTC)

Philosophy, Department of
Physics, Department of
Politics and International Studies (PAIS), Department of
Psychology, Department of

Renaissance, Centre for the Study of the

Scientific Computing, Centre for
Sociology, Department of

Statistics, Department of
Systems Biology Centre, Warwick (WSB)

Theatre and Performance Studies

Warwick Manufacturing Group

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