Please refer to our pages on the student/supervisor relationship. If you’re interested, you can find out more detail about this role in the General Regulations for Research Degrees and in our guide for supervisors.


Supervisors are normally professors, readers or lecturers of the University, or may be honorary members of staff, or members of staff of an approved research institution. They will be part of a supervisory team. A supervisory team will comprise more than one supervisor, working in co-supervision, always with one supervisor designated as lead. At least one member of the supervisory team must be a professor, reader or lecturer of the University.