Research supervision

The research supervision website is intended as a convenient resource for supervisors, doctoral students and others - which can be browsed at leisure or used as a just-in-time resource. Start browsing by selecting from the six sections listed in the left-hand column (DPhil students; Being a supervisor; Stages of the doctorate; Examination; Research environment; and National and international context). Each individual page has three segments: first, relevant Oxford policy information; next, ideas and tools; and finally a brief summary of the relevant research. 

The related links and documents (on the right-hand side of the screen) include:

  1. About the Creative Commons License - gives information on our Creative Commons license. Also describes the structure of this site, intended audiences, and how to give us feedback or make contributions to the ongoing development of this resource.
  2. Website overview - provides an outline and general idea of the website for anyone who is interested, together with a few detailed examples of contents.
  3. Introductions for new supervisors, experienced supervisors, college advisors and students - to help them make the most effective use of the site.

This site was developed following discussions with Directors of Graduate Studies, supervisors and students about the developmental needs created by the changing context of doctoral education at Oxford. It is now made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public License.

Unless otherwise stated, the words of doctoral students and new supervisors quoted on these pages are extracted from interviews carried out by members of the Oxford Learning Institute, with the help of doctoral students, from 2007-2014.