Postgraduate research

Supervisory support

As a major research institution our research students benefit from working with internationally recognised scholars and researchers who are at the frontiers of their disciplines.

Your supervisor

One of your main sources of support will be your supervisory team. All our research students are allocated a supervisory team. Your primary supervisor, whose research interests correlate with your own, will have primary responsibility for your supervision and will be the member of your supervisory team with whom you will have most contact. Your supervisors will provide advice and guidance throughout your project and will help you plan your progress, identify objectives for skills and career development and read through and comment on your writing outputs.

Your supervisory team will help you to:

  • Plan and manage your research
  • Broaden your knowledge of research developments in your field
  • Develop your understanding of relevant research methodology
  • Develop your broader personal and professional capabilities
  • Build your profile within the research community

Through regular consultations, your supervisor will monitor your progress, provide guidance as needed, and be your first point of contact for help and advice.

The Doctoral College

In addition to your supervisor, you’ll have access to the University's Doctoral College – the home of our research student support and the heart of our postgraduate community. The Doctoral College are responsible for induction, training and career development. There is also a Postgraduate Tutor in each School or Department who is responsible for overall monitoring of your progress and skills development and can be approached at any time should you wish to discuss any matters relating to these.

We have one of the UK's largest and most vibrant Doctoral Colleges and we take pride in the support our research students receive - in terms of becoming a part of the Leicester research community and raising their profile as a researcher within the University and beyond. 

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