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All doctoral students are entitled to at least 100 hours of supervision per year of full-time study, as decided by the vice-chancellor.
Supervision is divided between the principal supervisor and the assistant supervisor.
The principal supervisor is responsible for ensuring that the research conducted by the doctoral student complies with the applicable ethical guidelines and that there is a functioning funding plan for the thesis project.
The principal supervisor shall:
To be appointed as a principal supervisor you must have completed the Centre for Educational Development's (UPL) course "Postgraduate Supervision in Practice" or equivalent. Further training is then required through a half-day course for research supervisors.
Postgraduate supervision in practice UPL
The half-day course for supervisors will be announced before each session.