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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Supervisors and Topics

PhD researchers are allocated two supervisors, who will offer expert advice through the entire research process, from advising on the choice of any initial training courses, developing research questions and an extended research proposal, to fieldwork, data analysis, presenting and publishing findings, writing up the thesis, overcoming the final hurdle of the viva and moving onto the next stage of students career.

Our supervisors and Postgraduate Advisor are the formal component of a much broader informal network of support, advice and supervision. They offer regular and supportive reviews of progress as well as providing additional advice and support for any problems which may occur.

Information and contact details for prospective supervisors affiliated with the Centre may be found at the CAS Core Staff and CAS Associates webpages. (Note that academics from elsewhere in the University who have Africa expertise can also be included on the supervisory team.) Please also read the information on How to Apply to the PhD in African Studies. Prospective applicants are strongly advised to contact the PGA and potential supervisors before submitting their application.

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