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GerontologyPart of Economic, Social & Political SciencePostgraduate study

Supervision & progress

Students on the PhD and Integrated PhD programmes are allocated two or more supervisors who have expertise in the relevant area and who will be the central contact person at the University for their research.

Full-time students usually meet their supervisors every two weeks during the first year. Subsequently, the frequency of meetings may be adjusted to suit the progress of the research but should normally be at least monthly. Supervisory arrangements for part-time candidates will vary according to circumstances. As with full-time candidates, more frequent meetings would normally be expected during the initial stages of the project and be expected to take place at least four times a year thereafter.

In addition to supervisors, PhD and IPhD candidates benefit from attending the Gerontology PGR Forum and the Gerontology PGR Writing Group, which meet to discuss issues affecting research students and to critically discuss samples of writing by the students.

The responsibilities of supervisors and responsibilities of students can be found in the Handbook for Research Students.

The staff have outstanding expertise in the area of ageing and are very supportive.


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