Throughout your PhD programme you will be advised by up to two supervisors with appropriate research expertise and interests. Your main supervisor will be nominated when you are offered a place on the Doctoral Programme; a second is chosen towards the end of your first year of study.
Finding a supervisor
Our faculty is made up of world leading experts, and with more than a third of our staff from countries outside the UK, our faculty is truly international. All our faculty are research-active, and the majority supervise doctoral research. At WBS we feel that the student/supervisor relationship should focus on an alignment of purpose, it is all about embarking on a journey together through your research.
You are strongly advised to contact potential supervisors to discuss your application. You do not need to have secured a potential supervisor’s confirmation of supervision before applying, but it will help your application if a supervisor has already indicated some level of interest in your research project.
Obtaining approval or interest from a supervisor does not guarantee being accepted on to the programme or that they will be your supervisor due to supervision limits. The Admissions Panel and Programme Director of WBS make this decision.